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Cook the Book: Simple Chocolate Mousse

This entire week, in honor of Valentine's Day, we put together a shelf of our favorite books on chocolate, with one Cook the Book recipe a day adapted from each volume. To end the week, and to complete our "Chocolate Lover's Library," we're adding Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, by Serious Eats' baking contributor Dorie Greenspan. We can't think of a better duo to work on a book together. Here, you get the sophisticated chocolate desserts of Hermé written and tested for home kitchens by Dorie, so you know these recipes will work for you, and you know you'll have Dorie's expert advice guiding you through them.

The recipe we've adapted here is for simple chocolate mousse, made super-light by the addition of whipped egg whites and by using milk instead of the more common heavy cream. Hermé sees this mousse as a base recipe to which all kinds of flavors and textures can be added, from caramelized Rice Krispies to cardamom.

Win the Serious Eats Chocolate Library

We're giving away five (5) sets of the Chocolate Lover's Library—one each day this week. So you can win a copy of Dorie's Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, along with the four other other fantastic chocolate books we rolled out this week. Just answer the following question in the comments:

What is your favorite chocolate dessert?

One (1) winner will be chosen at random from among the comments of this post. Comments will be open until 3 p.m. ET February 16. You may win only once during the lifetime of the contest as a whole. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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