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                           Jocasta Innes Dur Mou
 Recipe By     : Therese <MCRUZ@worldbank.org>
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   10      oz.           plain chocolate
    8      oz.           unsalted butter
    8      oz.           sugar
    9                    egg yolks
    1      pinch         salt
    5                    egg whites
 This old French family recipe starts with a basic chocolate mousse mixture made
with lots of eggs, and ends up with something between a souffli and a squidgy
cake. You then sandwich a layer of the chocolate mousse between two layers of the
dur mou for an unbelievable, wickedly rich result.  
 Preheat the oven to 300*F.  In a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water, melt
the chocolate with the butter.	Beat the sugar with the egg yolks until smooth. 
Mix this with the chocolate away from the heat, adding it gradually.
 Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl with a tiny pinch of salt until stiff. Fold
into the chocolate mixture gently but thoroughly.  Have ready two greased 7-inch
cake tins. Divide about two thirds of the cake mixture between the pans and bake
in the oven for 1 hour.  Meanwhile, keep the remaining chocolate cake
mixture/mousse in the fridge.  
 Let the cakes cool.  Spoon the mousse over the cake base and sandwich the two 
halves together.  Eat warm or cold. 
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