Vincent Price’s Dark and Handsome Mousse for Dark and Handsome Men
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons rum, 3 tablespoons brandy or 3 tablespoons very strong coffee
4 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 -6 sprigs mint (optional)
Put chocolate and milk in the top of a double boiler and stir over hot water until smooth. Blend in liquor and remove from heat.
In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
Add salt, cream of tartar, and beat until soft peaks form.
Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, and continue beating until mixture holds a stiff peak.
In another bowl beat egg yolks until thick and pale, and then beat in remaining sugar.
Gently stir egg yolk and sugar into the chocolate, then add the vanilla.
Carefully fold in egg whites.
Pour chocolate mixture into individual moulds or ramekins and chill.
Garnish each ramekin with a sprig of mint, if desired.