Chocolate Mousse
Serves 4

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons brandy (optional)
1/3 cup chilled whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons brandy (optional)

1. For mousse: Heat whipping cream gently in double-boiler or small saucepan until it comes to a simmer.
2. Remove from heat and add chocolate.
3. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
4. Whisk in the egg yolks and brandy.
5. Set aside to cool completely.
6. Beat 1/3 cup cream, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl to stiff peaks.
7. Fold into cooled chocolate mixture.
8. Spoon into wineglasses.
9. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
10. For cream: Beat cream, sugar and brandy in medium bowl to soft peaks.
11. Top mousse with dollops of cream.

Source of recipe: Evelyn