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Chocolate Mousse

This recipe from chef Eric Snow of the Oak Room is used to make White Chocolate Spheres Filled with Chocolate Mousse, a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day dessert.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, lightly beat 1 1/2 cups heavy cream until whipped; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg yolks until fluffy, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining 1/2 cup cream and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. With the mixer running, add hot cream mixture to egg yolks in a slow, steady stream.

  4. Step 4

    Gently fold in chocolate and whipped cream. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2009

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