• Chocolate Mousse

    Chocolate Mousse

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    A lighter way to enjoy the unique flavors of AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.

    • 8 oz. American Heritage® Chocolate Block
    • 2 cups heavy cream (chill one cup for whipping)
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 4 tbsp. sugar, plus one teaspoon
    • 1/8 tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. nutmeg, grated
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    Step 1

    Melt chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water (or in a glass bowl in a microwave at 50% power for 3-5 minutes), stirring frequently.

    Step 2

    Heat 1 cup cream in a 1-quart heavy saucepan until small bubbles form along the rim of the saucepan. Whisk together yolks, sugar and salt in a metal bowl until combined well. Add 1/4 cup hot cream in a slow stream, whisking to incorporate, and then add remaining hot cream.

    Step 3

    Transfer mixture back to the saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a spoon -when drawing a finger across the spoon you can see a line. Do not let boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla and nutmeg. Whisk custard into chocolate until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

    Step 4

    Beat remaining 1 cup cream and one teaspoon sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks. Fold one fourth of cream into chocolate custard to lighten, then fold in remaining cream gently but thoroughly.

    Step 5

    Spoon mousse into eight 6 oz. dessert glasses and chill, covered, at least 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with berries, if desired.

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