Rich chocolate mousse
Light and dreamy chocolate mousse made with egg yolks and whipped cream.
Servings Prep Time
3cups 15minutes
Passive Time
120minutes
Servings Prep Time
3cups 15minutes
Passive Time
120minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces.
  2. Melt together the chopped chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until melted either in a saucepan, double boiler (best) or microwave. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small thick bottomed saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Heat for few minutes while stirring until mixture reaches 160xb0 or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
  4. Whisk in the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. As it cools, whip up the chilled cream to firm or stiff peaks .
  6. Fold in whipped cream in 5 or 6 additions into the chocolate-egg yolk mixture.
  7. Refrigerate until needed.
Recipe Notes

This can be refrigerated for upto 3-4 days .

To check whether the egg yolks are cooked enough , dip a metal spoon in it and run a finger along the back. You should have a clean line. Like in the tutorial pic.


This makes about 3 cups . Enough for 6-7 dessert servings.

Like all mousses , the consistency sets after chilling . So make it atleast a couple of hours ahead. You can have it immediately but it will be much softer.