CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

I realized something this week, I don’t have a recipe for my favorite dessert on my blog!
I was talking to my friend about a big dinner she was planning and she wanted some dessert suggestions. First thing that came to mind was my chocolate mousse recipe. I went to my site to try and find it for her but quickly realized that as many times as I’ve made it, I never posted the recipe. I believe that there was even a time when I took pictures of it. I can’t go on knowing that this amazing dessert is not shared with my favorite readers, i.e. all of you!

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of water split in two
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • First, make whipped cream and set it in the fridge until ready to use: Using a cold whisk attachment, beat cold heavy cream in the cold bowl of an electric mixer, until soft peaks appear.
  • Preheat water in the double boiler over medium heat. Add chocolate, 1/4 cup of water, butter and vanilla extract. Let it start melting and then stir with a silicone covered whisk until all melted and smooth. Take off heat and set aside.
  • In a small, heavy sauce pot, over medium-low (to low) heat, whisk egg yolks, 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of sugar together. Cook stirring slowly but constantly, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees (F). This could take up to 10 minutes but don't walk away or you will cook your eggs. Take off heat.
  • Stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture until all combined and smooth.
  • Place some ice into a large mixing bowl. Set the sauce pot in the ice bath. Let chocolate cool, while slowly stirring, for 5-7 minutes.