Chocolate Mousse

January 17, 2018
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Chocolate Mousse 

Chocolate mousse the next thing on your honey-do dessert list. With Valentines’ Day looming around the corner people, particularly women flock to ideas of baking heart-shaped or pink/red desserts. Toss that idea. If you and your honey enjoy chocolate you can ditch intricate baking projects. The chocolate mousse is so chocolatey, soft, and velvety. It is enough to make you want a second serving. 

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Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

8 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
½ cup of water, split in two
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
1¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Prepare

1. 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.
2. Preheat water in the double boiler over medium heat. Add chocolate, ¼ 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.
3. In a small, heavy sauce pot, over medium-low (to low) heat, whisk egg yolks, ¼ cup of water and ¼ 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.
4. Stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture until all combined and smooth.
5. 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.
6. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture until all smooth. Take you time folding with a spatula, you don’t want to whip or it will flatten.
7. At this time, you can divide chocolate mousse among dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Chocolate Mousse
Serves 4
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Prep Time
4 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Prep Time
4 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
  2. ½ cup of water, split in two
  3. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 3 egg yolks
  6. ¼ cup sugar
  7. 1¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat water in the double boiler over medium heat. Add chocolate, ¼ 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.
  3. In a small, heavy sauce pot, over medium-low (to low) heat, whisk egg yolks, ¼ cup of water and ¼ 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.
  4. Stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture until all combined and smooth.
  5. 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.
  6. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate mixture until all smooth. Take you time folding with a spatula, you don't want to whip or it will flatten.
  7. At this time, you can divide chocolate mousse among dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
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chocolate mousse, mousse, chocolate dessert, valentines dessert, no bake dessert, velvety chocolate dessert, Florida Girl Cooks

chocolate mousse, mousse, chocolate dessert, valentines dessert, no bake dessert, velvety chocolate dessert, Florida Girl Cooks

chocolate mousse, mousse, chocolate dessert, valentines dessert, no bake dessert, velvety chocolate dessert, Florida Girl Cooks

author: Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She's a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.

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