Chocolate Mousse ___

Chocolate Mousse


For the Mousse:

  • 4 ounces good quality, dark chocolate (70%)
  • 0.33 cup granulated sugar
  • 0.33 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream (35%)


Bring water and sugar to a boil and let boil for 3 minutes.

Place egg yolks in mixing bowl and slowly pour in sugar/water mixture.

Mix until pale yellow and thickened.

In a stainless steel bowl, set over a pot of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate and butter.

Whisk melted chocolate into egg mixture until blended.

In a separate bowl, pour the cream then whip until stiff.

Add the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture and gently fold together until no streaks remain.

With a spoon or a piping bag, fill cups or ramekins 3/4 full. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.