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Grand Chocolate Mousse
Makes 6 servings
*8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate squares
*3 egg yolks
*3 tbls. Grand Marnier, Kahlua or Amaretto liqueur
*3 cups whipping cream, well chilled
*3 tbls. sugar
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*3 egg whites
*Mint for garnish
1Melt semi-sweet chocolate in stainless steel bowl set over pan of simmering water or in the top half of a double boiler. Add egg yolks and beat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add liqueur. Cool.
2Whip cream with sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Refrigerate cream for 10 minutes.
3Separately, beat egg whites until they form firm peaks.
4Fold 2/3 of the chilled whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, reserving the rest for garnish. Carefully fold in egg whites. Spoon into stemmed glasses or dessert dishes and chill 4-6 hours.
5Garnish with remaining whipped cream and mint.