When she was three, she told the Easter Bunny in no uncertain terms, she wanted a white chocolate bunny and not a brown one. How many small children ask for white chocolate? This child just loves white chocolate and who am I to argue, I prefer it over milk chocolate hands down.
Since I couldn't make her a cake, I made her one of her favorite desserts. Oh baby, she will clean the bathroom AND fold laundry if I make this for her. It was her birthday, what's a Mom to do?
Chop up 6 ounces of white chocolate and put it in a large heat-safe bowl.
In another bowl, whisk together 2 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar, until the color has slightly lightened. Warning, this is a workout. You won't want to dirty up the Kitchenaid just yet for this.
Heat 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream on medium-high heat, in a small pot just until it started to scald and remove it from the heat. SLOWLY pour cream into egg/sugar mixture and whisk/temper. Pour this mixture back into the pot and stir until mixture has thickened and coats the spoon.
Pour the cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer over the chocolate. Stir the chocolate and the cream mixture until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.
Whip one cup of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed. Fold half of the whipped cream into the chocolate; you will feel the texture lighten quite a bit. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream.
Spoon into four bowls and chill for a couple of hours so mousse will set.
Let them eat cake, I'm eating this!