SERVES 12 "The world doesnt need more mousse. We need more elephants!" ~-PATTY SMITH, WIFE OF THE AUTHOR The above remark clearly states the background of this dessert. My wife loves elephants and so, while demonstrating this dish at a chocolate festival at Marshall Fields, Chicago, I decided to name the dish after her favorite pet. Yes, she has always wanted a pet elephant. This is expensive, very rich, terribly fattening, and it is not good for you. It is also disgustingly delicious. It has all the right attributes for the serious chocolate lover. Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with the vanilla and butter. When thoroughly blended add the almond liqueur. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and then allow to cool a bit. Beat the egg whites and sugar until stiff. Blend the chocolate with the butter/yolk mixture, adding the chocolate to the yolks a little at a time. Finally, gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites. This may be put in small glasses and chilled. Serve with whipped cream on top if you want to go the whole route. This will keep covered in the refrigerator for a couple of days. It is best the first day. From
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (359g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 608 (70%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 67.6g||90 %|
|Saturated Fat 34.1g||170 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 21.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.9g|
|Cholesterol 1152mg||354 %|
|Sodium 373.2mg||13 %|
|Potassium 479.6mg||13 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38.1g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 36g|
|Protein 33.9g||48 %|
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Calories per serving: 868
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