Monday, December 3, 2012

Baileys Caramel Mousse

For some reason every time my husband and I move it coincides with Thanksgiving. Yes, we're brilliant people.

Thanksgiving this year fell 4 days after our big move from Charleston, SC to Jersey City, NJ. 14 hours driving a Uhaul was far from a pleasant experience. My neck and shoulders ached so bad from white-knuckling the steering wheel the whole way trying to keep the behemoth of a truck in between the white lines.

Since we were going to his family's Thanksgiving dinner, I said I would do the desserts, since I figured that would be the easiest items to whip together with a half put together kitchen. I had stumbled across this recipe for a Baileys mousse on the Baileys website. This was so freaking easy and so decadent and rich. Aside from my mom's chocolate mousse recipe, this goes down as one of the best I've ever had. It has just enough kick from the Baileys and just enough sweet from the caramel and chocolate! Might be nice to serve this with a wafer cookie of some kind next time.

Of course, I forgot to snap a photo when I served at Thanksgiving. Guess it gives me another reason to make it again! Don't let not having a photo deter you from trying this!

Ingredients-Yields 5-6 servings
-3 egg yolks
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup cocoa
-2 tbsp Baileys with a Hint of Caramel
-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a medium bowl beat egg yolks and sugar until blended thoroughly. Beat in cocoa and Baileys.

2. In a different bowl, whip the cream and vanilla until it holds stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the Baileys and chocolate mixtures. Divide into servings and chill 1 hour.

Source: Baileys

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