Elegant Chocolate Mousse
|Unsweetened bakers chocolate square||3|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Egg yolks||3 , beaten|
|Vanilla||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Heavy cream||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
Melt chocolate in water in saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
Stir in 3/4 cup sugar and the salt.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Blend a small amount of the hot mixture into egg yolks; stir into remaining hot mixture.
Cook and stir 1 minute longer.
Cool to room temperature; then add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Whip the cream with 3 tablespoons sugar and -3/4 teaspoon vanilla until soft peaks form.
Gradually blend in chocolate mixture.
Spoon into 9-inch square pan or 1/2-quart freezer container.
Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.