Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chocolate Mousse

I made some chocolate mousse for a little Valentine's Day dessert and oh my was so good. It was my favorite thing that I have made in a long time. Making any mousse involves a few steps but it is so worth it. I followed a recipe from

The Recipe (also found here)
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

The Method
  1. Melt the chocolate by adding to a bowl placed over simmering water and stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whisk together the egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar, 3/4 cup heavy cream and a pinch of salt in a medium 2-quart curved bottom saucepan.
  3. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Strain the mixture into a large bowl using a fine mesh sieve and place in the refrigerator until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  5. Beat the remaining 1 cup heavy cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chilled chocolate.
  6. Divide the mousse evenly among 4 individual serving dishes and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

You've gotta try it!

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