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Rich chocolate mousse

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”- William Shakespeare.

My life might as well be in a time lapse zone between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning. The weekend barely winks at me as it zooms past. Wouldn’t it be great if there were 8 days in a week. One extra day to catch up on your to-do list which wasn’t-done the remaining days of the week !

So anyway, as its almost Monday again (AGAIN !) , I had company over and needed an option of dessert that I could make the previous night . You know, so I am not preheating,sifting and weighing as my friends are catching up in the living room over drinks (Although that has happened to me many a time!). Mousse is always a crowd pleaser in our circles , and I had some egg yolks from some healthy omelettes for breakfast. I looked around for a recipe with yolks and hit gold when I found this one from Taste of Home.

I do have mousse recipes on here, this quickie version from George Calombaris and this simple cocoa- whipped cream mousse . But this one definitely deserved its spot on here as well. It is a little time intensive compared to the others but nothing too rocket science-y.

Its rich , its uber smooth, the flavour is a deep and lovely chocolate . It is still so light – you could down a bowl full and not realised you have eaten any !

I love the versatility of a good mousse. You can serve it up just on its own in fancy glasses, you can fill it in cakes or pies, you layer it in trifles, you can make a chilled mousse cake, I would even frost my cupcakes with it !

Its light and fluffy , and dark (which it doesn’t seem so in the pictures!) . Its absolutely dreamy ! And when you have self proclaimed chocolate non-lovers ask for more mousse, you know you have a keeper of a recipe!

The original recipe describes it as “heaven on a spoon.”. Lets just say , I aint disagreeing !


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Rich chocolate mousse Yum
Light and dreamy chocolate mousse made with egg yolks and whipped cream.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 120 minutes
3 cups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 120 minutes
3 cups
  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.


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4 thoughts on “Rich chocolate mousse”

    1. Hi Elizabeth …. since there s butter and little water with that amount of chocolate, it doesn’t seize 🙂

    1. Hi Uma !! Egg yolks are a vital component here in this French style mousse and cannot be replaced But you can try an eggless chocolate mousse i have on the blog that turns out really good!

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