For a simple garnish, shave chocolate from the side of a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler.
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
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- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Finely chop chocolate; reserve. In a double boiler, whisk yolks, sugar, and salt until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, quickly whisk in chopped chocolate until melted and cocoa until smooth (mixture will be thick). Cool to room temperature.
- In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Whisk half of whipped cream into room-temperature chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Divide mousse among four serving dishes. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
- Remove mousse from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with shaved chocolate.
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