Baileys Chocolate Mousse

Honey and Butter Baileys Chocolate Mousse

Baileys Chocolate Mousse

2 cups chilled heavy cream
4 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Baileys liqueur
7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped

Garnish optional: lightly sweetened whipped cream
Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer

Heat 3/4 cup cream in a 1-quart heavy saucepan until hot. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a metal bowl until combined well, then add hot cream in a slow stream, whisking until combined. Transfer mixture to saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until it registers 160°F on thermometer. Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and stir in vanilla.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water (or in a glass bowl in a microwave at 50 percent power 3 to 5 minutes), stirring frequently. Whisk custard into chocolate until smooth, then cool.

Beat remaining 1 1/4 cups cream in a bowl with an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks. Whisk one fourth of cream into chocolate custard to lighten, then fold in remaining cream gently but thoroughly.

Spoon mousse into 8 (6-ounce) stemmed glasses or ramekins and chill, covered, at least 6 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before serving.

Cooks’ notes: Mousse can be chilled up to 1 day.

 

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    October 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I love chocolate mousse! Love that bailey addition! A little alcohol sure makes everything better! 🙂

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