Colleen, a fellow foodie, is one of my friends from college at AU in DC. One of her friends down there, who is a chef, made this for us one night and HOLY MOLY! this is so rich and light at the same time. Serve this with some berries and you have got yourself a night!
11 oz dark chocolate
5 TBSP butter
8 egg yolks
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cream
8 egg whites
3/4 C confectioner sugar
Melt chocolate in a double boiler and add the butter. Alternatively, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment.
Whip the yolks and the sugar to a ribbon stage and set this aside in a bowl. Whip the whites and the confectioners sugar to soft peak, and set aside in a bowl. Whip the cream to a soft peak.
Fold yolks into chocolate, then fold the cream into that and finally fold the whites. Chill (preferably just over night).