Bitter chocolate mousse with creeping snowberries
In a heatproof bowl, place:
4½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Melt the chocolate over a pan of hot (not boiling) water. In another bowl, place:
5 egg whites, room temperature
Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add:
3 tablespoons sugar
Continue to beat the whites until slightly firmer peaks are formed. Set aside.
To the melted chocolate, add:
2 egg yolks, room temperature
Stir to combine. Add ⅓ of the egg whites, whisking to combine, and then gently fold in the remaining egg whites.
Spoon the mousse into one large bowl or individual dishes. Chill for 2 hours.