Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

What do you make when you have a few egg yolks and lots of heavy cream in the fridge? Chocolate Mousse!

I've been craving chocolate mousse all week and it just so happens that I had all of the ingredients available. The recipe I used was from the big Gourmet cookbook. This recipe takes a bit more work than the average chocolate mousse because it cooks the eggs (there are a lot of dirty dishes everywhere when you're done).

My husband was thrilled to come home from work to a big bowl of chocolate mousse. I had to remind him to save some for later.

The picture I took of the mousse is prior to being refrigerated for 6 hours. I almost prefer the lighter mousse to the thick dense mousse you get after it's chilled.


FireFlyFiftyFive said...

Looks great - surely it tastes as good as it looks. Never gave a thought to actually make chocolate mousse - might have to give it a try!

Gourmetish said...

Thanks, Scott. It was delicious. It's super easy to make chocolate mousse (especially if you don't care if the eggs are cooked...those recipes are a LOT quicker). This is a great recipe for when you have guests because you can (actually, you have to) make it ahead of time and pretty much everyone likes mousse.

vanessa said...

one of my favorite things. delicious!

Rorie said...

Words fail me. Oh, my.