Chocolate mousse II


  • 3 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 8 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 7 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • 7 oz milk chocolate, melted


Pour 1 2/3 cups cream into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, about 3 ½ minutes. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate 1 hour. Put 4 egg yolks into the clean bowl of the mixer fitted with the clean whisk attachment; beat on high speed until pale and frothy, 4 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring ¼ cup sugar, 2 Tbsp corn syrup, and 2 Tbsp water to a rolling boil in a small, heavy saucepan over high heat. Cook until clear, large bubbles form, about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to medium-low. Carefully pour hot syrup down side of bowl. Raise speed to medium-high. Mix until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in bittersweet chocolate, 1 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of salt with a rubber spatula. Add one-third of bittersweet-chocolate mixture to whipped cream; whisk to combine. Add remaining bittersweet-chocolate mixture, whisking until completely combined. Press through a large-mesh sieve into a large bowl; discard any solids. Repeat entire recipe, substituting milk chocolate for the bittersweet.

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