Chocolate Mousse

Mum’s visit means more experiments with dessert. With her appetite for sweets I love pampering her when she comes home. This time I thought of trying my hand at chocolate mousse but it seems my daughter also takes after her :O . Anyways I tried a simple and basic recipe for the mousse and it came out pretty good. I wish we could get better quality whipping creams in India something good that will not burn a hole in the pockets. Till then have to make do with what I get 😀 .

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Ingredients :

  • 200 gms Dark Chocolate
  • 4  Egg yolks
  • 3 Tbs Castor Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Whipping Cream plus extra for topping

Method :

  • Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar till they are creamy and light in colour.

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  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on low heat. Once melted mix in the vanilla extract  and keep aside.

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  • Bring 3/4th of the cream to a boil and add this to the yolk and sugar mix in a steady stream while whisking with one hand.
  • Now place this mix back on the fire and let it cook on low heat for about 3-4 minutes  till it has a custard like consistency. You need to be really vigilant else the egg will get cooked :
  • Pass it through a thin sieve into the melted chocolate and mix well .

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  • Now whip the remaining cream till firm peaks are formed. Add about 1/4th of the cream to the chocolate mix and blend it nicely.

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  • Finally add the remaining cream and fold in gently till evenly mixed.

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  • Pour them into individual serving containers and cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.

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  • Top up with more whipped cream and shaved chocolate before serving .

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