Chocolate Mousse

8 squares semisweet baking chocolate — chopped
1/2 cup water — divided
2 tablespoons butter
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cup whipping cream — whipped

In a microwave or double boiler, heat chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter until chocolate and butter are melted. Cool for 10 minutes. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160F degrees, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in chocolate mixture. Set saucepan in ice and stir until cooled, about 5-10 minutes. Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate overnight

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