This dish is a timeless classic, but the key to making this humble beef stew outstanding
is using both good- quality beef and good red wine. Use a drinkable wine rather than anything labeled “cooking” wine. Serve this dish with buttered noodles, rice, or a loaf of warm, crusty bread.
Decadent and delicious and might just become your go-to dessert. The recipe may seem complicated, but think of it this way. You'll have four bowls for four components that you combine in the end. Melted chocolate, sugar and yolks, meringue, and finally whipped cream. Of course you'll want extra whipped cream for topping and plenty of shaved chocolate.
Total Time: 1 hour plus 2 hours and up to overnight for chilling
Yield: Enough mousse for one 9-inch 4-layer cake; serves 4 to 6 in dessert cups