Chocolate mousse is a French phrase referring to a light and fluffy dessert. The texture is achieved by adding air to the mixture.
The consistency of chocolate mousse is comparable to pudding that is more creamier and softer than expected.
Some individuals are turned off by the word chocolate mousse. If you've ever cooked chocolate and milk on a stovetop, you're already familiar with the method.
This meal is extremely simple and can be prepared in 15 minutes. It is ready to serve after 6 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
In a metal dish placed over hot water, melt chocolate. Stir regularly.In a 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat 1 cup of cream until little bubbles form around the rim.
In a metal bowl, whisk together yolks, sugar, and salt until well blended.Add 1/4 cup hot cream in a slow stream while whisking, followed by the remaining hot cream.
Return mixture to saucepan and simmer over moderately low heat, stirring regularly, until mixture covers the back of a spoon and a line can be seen when a finger is drawn across the spoon.
Mix the remaining 1 cup of cream and 1 teaspoon of sugar with an electric mixer until firm peaks form.
Place mousse in eight dessert glasses with a 6-ounce capacity and refrigerate, covered, for at least 6 hours or overnight. If preferred, serve with berries as a garnish.