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Thursday, July 28, 2016

National Milk Chocolate Day and Milk Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I know we have all heard of milk chocolate. It makes up many of our favorite candy bars, included in our specialty coffee drinks and we enjoy it in our milk chocolate hot chocolate. Now we know where we can find milk chocolate what is it Milk chocolate starts out as a solid form of chocolate made with milk and contains either powdered, liquid or condensed milk.  Prior to the invention of milk chocolate milk had sometimes been used as an addition to chocolate beverages. In 1875 that all changed with Daniel Peter developed solid milk chocolate using condensed milk. But he was a bit late as a german team had all ready created this concoction in 1839

Milk Chocolate makes up about 85% of the solid chocolate eaten in the U.S. The "Hershey process" is popular in the U.S. Milton S. Hershey the founder of the Hershey company invented this process that uses fresh milk from local farms.

14 oz. milk chocolate, chopped (about 2 1/3 cups)
 3 egg yolks
 3/4 cup Whole milk
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
Whipped Cream and ground cinnamon (optional garnishes)

1. Melt milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a metal bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water, stirring frequently until just melted. Remove bowl from heat and stir chocolate until smooth. Chocolate should be just warmer than body temperature. Cool slightly.
2. Whisk egg yolks in a medium bowl. Bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan. In a slow stream, whisk hot milk into egg yolks. Whisk constantly so eggs don't curdle. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until custard thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon, about 6 to 10 minutes (do not boil). Remove pan from heat. Whisk in melted chocolate and vanilla. Let cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then refrigerate about 40 minutes, until slightly thickened.
3. Using an electric mixer on medium high, beat cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold cream into chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined. Divide mousse among 6 dessert bowls or one-cup ramekins. Cover bowls loosely with plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead; keep refrigerated.) Serve chilled, garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon, if desired. Source: fresh magazine January, February 2010

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