chocolate mousse

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Photo Cred: Brodie Lane
Light in texture yet rich in flavour, this chocolate mousse is a decadent dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! We love ours served simply with ruby red raspberries or topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. For an adults version add a couple of tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream to the mix.

INGREDIENTS

  • 200g good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 3 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup thickened cream

METHOD

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  2. Use a metal spoon to stir the egg yolks and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Don’t over stir, or the chocolate will harden.
  3. Use an electric beater to beat cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. We are looking for the cream to just cling to the beaters when you lift them.
  4. Gently fold half the cream into the chocolate mixture until it is almost combined. Fold in the remaining cream.
  5. Use an electric beater to beat egg whites in a dry, clean bowl until soft peaks form.
  6. Fold half the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg white. Spoon into glasses and cover with cling wrap. Place in fridge for 3 hours to set.

Serves 6

Enjoy! x

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