The Phantom Mousse

To accompany the first of our Star Wars rewatches, I made a dark chocolate mousse. As rich as Queen Amidala’s wardrobe and as dark as Senator Palpatine’s heart, this mousse kept us happy through the podrace and droid battles.

The Phantom Mousse


  • 7 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 eggs

Melt the chocolate, butter, and rum together in a double boiler over barely simmering water

Separate the eggs

Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks

Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks

Whisk the egg whites into the chocolate mixture

Spoon into dishes and chill for an hour


Image by Eppu Jensen

Geeks eat, too! Second Breakfast is an occasional feature in which we talk about food with geeky connections and maybe make some of our own. Yum!

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