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Filomena’s vasetto di crema chocolate mousse

Filomena’s vasetto di crema chocolate mousse
Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Filomena's Italian Kitchen in Costa Mesa serves a chocolate mousse called vasetto di crema that reader Sheila Alperstein says is so exceptionally light and airy that “three of us shared one, and it was gone in a nanosecond.” Filomena's was ... Read more

Serves 6
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 9 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Step 1In a saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, milk and cream, and then cook over medium-high heat until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat and gently stir in the chocolate until the chocolate is melted and incorporated.

Step 2Strain the mixture to remove any lumps, then divide the custard among 6 ramekins or tea cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 2 hours.


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