This is my favourite recipe for chocolate mousse, the simplest I’ve ever come across—if I can do it, you can too, and it is delicious 🙂
100g dark chocolate, plus a little extra for shaving to decorate the top
4 egg yolks
50g caster sugar
4 egg whites
1. In a bowl, melt the dark chocolate and butter in a microwave on ‘defrost’ (approx a minute), stir well to combine the two then leave the bowl to one side and allow the chocolate to cool.
2. Whisk the egg yolks and 40g of the sugar for around 2-3 minutes until the mixture is considerably thicker, appearing to become fluffy. Pour in the cooling chocolate and mix gently together.
3. Get the egg whites and whisk well together in a large bowl until they have stiffened, but are not dry. Add the rest of the sugar and continue beat together until the mixture becomes glossy in texture.
4. Spoon around a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and mix well together with a spoon. Fold in the remaining whites then pour the contents into a serving bowl. Chill overnight in the fridge to allow the mousse to set. Just before serving add chocolate shavings on the top for decoration.
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
21/12/2012 at 11:43
I think I will gain a considerable amount of weight if I was to take up on this recipe over the break.
21/12/2012 at 12:01
Well, you’ll need to share it ~ maybe take it round to friends—it’s not mandatory to eat it all yourself! hahahahahahahahahaha 😀
Mind you, it’s one of those ‘look at it and gain 2lbs’ things …
21/12/2012 at 13:22
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21/12/2012 at 13:38
I love it 🙂
22/12/2012 at 00:51
Bet it could be adapted to use chocolate orange too…. 😉
22/12/2012 at 07:33
Oooh, yes … and decorated with shreds of dried or candied orange peel, yum … can I come round when you’ve done it? 😀
21/12/2012 at 13:48
I got my Conversion chart ready!!!
21/12/2012 at 14:07
Ah…indeed…you weigh things differently from us, I believe…lovely that you’re planning to make it—you’ll have to take a photo Jasmine and let us see what it turns out like 🙂
21/12/2012 at 15:02
On I will try!!! My son has been SO into my camera lately! He’s 2 by the way and REALLY WORKIN IT!!!!!!!
21/12/2012 at 16:06
OK—get him to take the pic 😀
21/12/2012 at 16:16
LOL Oh we could try that!! LOL
21/12/2012 at 17:15
Ooh, I do love chocolate mousse, and I do have some extra baking bars of dark chocolate lying around. And I also have whipped cream. Hmm…
21/12/2012 at 17:25
Looks like you’re talking yourself into it, Carrie…for sure those boys will x20 the love if you do it! 😀
21/12/2012 at 17:31
I’m not sure if anything can take them away from their favorite Christmas cookie (peanut blossoms–the ones with a chocolate kiss on top), but this could certainly rival it. 🙂
21/12/2012 at 17:34
Oh my…I sooooo need a photo of peanut blossoms—the ones with a chocolate kiss on top, as I’ve never heard of them! They look as if they’ll be wonderful! Any chance of a pic?
21/12/2012 at 17:44
Just sent you a tweet containing a pic of them. They’re a popular Christmas cookie in the US, but I think people call them by different names.
22/12/2012 at 07:57
Thank you, they look wondrous…one day, I’ll come to the USA and try them for myself 🙂
22/12/2012 at 14:06
I’ll leave one in the freezer for you…
22/12/2012 at 14:08
15/01/2013 at 07:54
Reblogged this on allaboutlemon and commented:
I will try to do this 🙂 Thanks posting Polly! xoxo
16/01/2013 at 15:12
Your lovely reblog was lurking in the depths of the filthy spam, Dolly. It’s out now and I’ve cleaned it up and put it where it should be!
16/01/2013 at 15:22
Yihheyyy! Thanks Polly 🙂 xoxo
15/01/2013 at 09:00
Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.
15/01/2013 at 12:17
this looks positively sinful, and delicious! I’ll gain so much weight if I make this. Oh what the heck. I will have to get a conversion chart. BTW, what is caster sugar? I’m in the US. Is that just regular sugar?
15/01/2013 at 12:24
I use caster sugar, Jenny, but for sure regular—we call it granulated—sugar should be OK 🙂