DARK CHOCOLATE & OLIVE OIL MOUSSE

A few years ago, this recipe took the modern dessert world by storm. Nigella, Puck and NYTimes cooking featured Dark Chocolate Mousse & Olive Oil. Use a mild, fruity extra virgin olive oil for an incredibly smooth texture that does the heavy lifting to arrive at a creamy, chocolaty flavour sensation.  

INGREDIENTS:
285g (10oz) 72% cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
8 large room temperature eggs, whites separated from yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1tbsp Espresso dark balsamic
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
Optional: Replace EVOO with 1/2 cup Blood Orange extra virgin olive oil
DIRECTIONS:

Gently melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring often. Set aside to cool slightly. In medium bowl place egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar and whisk until pale yellow. Then add olive oil, balsamic and salt. Combine until completely blended. Add melted chocolate and whisk again until smooth. In another bowl add remaining sugar and egg whites. Beat using stand or hand mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in whipped egg whites into chocolate mixture until any white streaks disappear. Pour mixture into 6 to 8 small glasses. Place in fridge for 24 hours to set. Before serving, sprinkle with Raincoast Fleur de Sal (sea salt)