Author: Dulce Delight, adapted by Junior High Foodie
Recipe type: Dessert
These chocolate mousse cups are the best. Portable chocolate mousse? Win.
2 large egg yolks
2 tbsp confectionary sugar
1 1/2 tbsp water
1 cup heavy cream
130 g chocolate
An additional 170 g chocolate
Melt your 170 g chocolate either on a double boiler or in the microwave.
Spoon a few teaspoons of chocolate into some mini cupcake liners. Brush the sides and place in the mini cupcake tin. Freeze for about thirty minutes and then brush the insides of the cups again with chocolate. Keep in the freezer until needed.
Melt your 130 g of chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Set aside.
Add the egg yolks, confectionary sugar, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer. Place the bowl over a double boiler, and whisk manually for about six minutes, or until very thick, about six minutes.
Once thickened, place the bowl of the stand mixer on the mixer and beat for about three minutes. Then, fold together the melted chocolate and the egg cream. It should be very stiff.
Clean out the bowl of your mixer, and whip your heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Mix in 1/3 of the whipped cream until loosened. Gently, fold in the rest of the whipped cream until a fluffy mousse forms. Place in the fridge for a few minutes, while you finish the chocolate cups.
Working inside the freezer, tear the paper liners off of the chocolate cups. Then, place them on a platter.
Take the mousse out of the fridge and transfer to a piping bag. Pipe some mousse into the chocolate cups and place in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 an hour and then keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Recipe by Will *yum* at http://juniorhighfoodie.com/chocolate-mousse-cups/