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Recipe - Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Box

 

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Ingredients

Mousse

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
½ cup sugar
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 ½ cups heavy cream
Piping bag

Chocolate Box

1 pkg dark baking chocolate, melted
Silicone mold
Acetate paper
Knife Small paint brush
Fruit to garnish

Directions

Chocolate Box

  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate; checking every 20 sec to make sure it doesn’t burn. (Keep warm)
  2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate into mold of your choice, using a paint brush; gently bring warm chocolate up the sides of the mold, covering the sides and bottom. Place in refrigerator to harden, about 5 minutes. Remove and add second layer of warm chocolate to the harden chocolate, using paint brush to cover all imperfections.
  3. Make sure you make a top and bottom to form a box
  4. After both top and bottom are harden, remove from mold. If any rough edges, use a warm knife to smooth them out.

Mousse

Working Quickly and gently:

  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate; keep checking to make sure it doesn’t burn. ( Keep warm)
  2. In medium bowl, whip yolks, and ¼ cup of the sugar until it is pale yellow and is at ribbon stage, set aside
  3. In another medium bowl, whip heavy cream to soft peaks, keep chilled
  4. In another bowl whip egg whites with the remaining sugar to soft peaks
  5. Working quickly and gently, fold together warm chocolate and yolk mixture, then whipped whites, then heavy cream
  6. Pour into piping bag
  7. Garnish with fruit