Sunday, March 23, 2008

Chocolate Mousse

I made this for Rich's birthday this year. He loves it... and although it is time consuming it is pretty easy.

4 egg yolks
¼ c. sugar
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 c.)
1 ½ c. heavy whipping cream

Beat yolk in small bowl with electric mixer on high about 3 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar.

Heat 1 c. whipping cream in 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until hot. Gradually stir at least half of the hot whipping cream into egg yolk mixture; stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly; until mixture thickens (do not boil). Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, just until chilled.

Beat 1 ½ c. cream in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture into cream. Pipe or spoon mixture into serving bowls. Immediately refrigerate any remaining dessert after serving.

I like to garnish it with a fanned strawberry.