White chocolate hearts add glamour for Valentine's Day. This custard method creates the smoothest, most luxurious mousse ever. It was inspired by chef Joseph Chan of The Fairmont Royal York hotel, who garnishes it with a chocolate mint leaf and a dab of whipped cream.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2006
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In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt bittersweet and milk chocolates, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
In small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cream over medium-high heat just until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan.
Meanwhile, in separate heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar and salt ; slowly whisk in hot cream. Place bowl over saucepan of gently simmering water; cook, stirring, until custard is 160°F (71°C) and thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate mixture and cr? de menthe; whisk until combined. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; let cool.
In separate bowl, whip remaining cream; fold one-quarter into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spoon into dessert cups. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Garnish with White Chocolate Hearts and mint leaves.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 35 mg
- Protein 4 g
- Calories 363.0
- Total fat 28 g
- Cholesterol 163 mg
- Saturated fat 16 g
- Total carbohydrate 24 g
- Iron 6.0
- Folate 8.0
- Calcium 8.0
- Vitamin A 20.0