Soft Chocolate Mousse

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10 oz Extra bittersweet chocolate
4 Eggs, separated
2/3 c Powdered sugar
1/3 c Granulated sugar
1 c Extra heavy cream
1 tb Blackberry brandy or rum


Melt chocolate over simmering water of a water bath. Whip egg yolks with 1/3 cup powdered sugar until pale and airy, place whipped yolks in medium sized bowl. Add warm melted chocolate and fold until just mixed. Wash bowl and wipe thoroughly. Dissolve 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water in small pot, bring to a boil, cook to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. While sugar is boiling slowly whip whites to soft peak. When sugar is ready, slowly pour into whites while beating at a medium speed in a steady stream. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Remove whites, spoon whites on top of yolks but do not fold in. Whip cream and 1/3 cup powdered sugar until medium stiff peak, now fold in whites until just mixed. Add cream and fold until incorporated, do not over fold. Store in refrigerator until ready to use (should be used as soon as possible).