Chocolate Mousse MMMmmmmMM!

Ahhhhh the holiday treats continue! I have taken a brief break from the world of design to embrace my inner pastry chef and made heavenly chocolate mousse for a Christmas Eve get together. It was a huge hit & I thought I would share! It is from A Taste of Home and is delicious! I only had finger licks, but those who ate the full serving said it was great. I topped it with home made whipped cream, Martha’s recipe from her Cooking School book which is my new favorite. I doubled the recipe below which yielded about 12 servings.

INGREDIENTS

* 8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
* 1/2 cup water, divided
* 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
* 3 egg yolks
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 1/4 cups whipping cream, whipped

DIRECTIONS

1. In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until the chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes.

2. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture.

3. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes.

4. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

(Mags, Annie–recognize the foreground!?!)

I was finally able to use the beautiful tree skirt I scored on clearance last year during an after christmas sale and it turned out beautiful! It picked up the twinkly lights of my tree so nicely! Here’s a closeup.

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