Friday, 15 November 2013

Chocolate Mousse


Mmm! Who isn't into chocolate mousse?
Well my daughter isn't surprisingly but that's just good news as now there's more for me!
It's been years since I have made this or eaten it.
Too long!

Here's a dessert which is simple to prepare and worth the effort.
You probably already have everything you need in your fridge and pantry.

This doesn't make a huge batch so if you intend it to be for more than 2-3 people (or 3-4 smaller serves), I would double the quantities. 
Having said that it is very rich and you should really only serve yourself a small portion anyway!

You will need:

75-100 grams of good quality cooking chocolate (I used Cadbury in this recipe).
3 eggs (separated).
125ml of pure or double cream
Optional: rum, brandy (the alcohol) or peppermint essence to flavour the mousse as you wish. (I didn't use it but it's a nice twist).

 
Break the chocolate into small pieces in a medium sized bowl and melt it gently over a pot of hot water or microwave according to packet directions. Take care if doing the latter as chocolate melted in the microwave can become a ruined, hard lump if it is not watched closely.
(I microwaved mine on 50% power for 2 minutes before stirring and returning for another 1 minute on 70% - perfect).

Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the 3 egg yolks.

Whip the cream until stiff and fold into the chocolate mixture. (Add a dash of alcohol at this stage if desired).

Lastly, whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold this into the chocolate mixture well.

Vintage rose dessert glasses - a fabulous find at my local Op-Shop!
Perfect mousse serving bowls
 
Pour your mousse into attractive dessert bowls or glasses and refrigerate for approximately 2 hours.

Decorate with grated chocolate, berries or cream (whatever you desire) just prior to serving.

Enlist a little helper to deal with the dishes...
 
Enjoy!
 
Bloggers, I am thinking of hosting a chocolate recipe link up - old or new posts welcome.
So many chocolate lovers out there and it would be great to have some new things to try in the one place.
Please let me know if you'd be interested in taking part by leaving a comment below.


This recipe featured at Domesblissity!
Linking up at With Some Grace for FYBF




15 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy, Jody - and I'm so pleased not to see gelatine in the ingredients, I can never be bothered mucking around with the stuff. I think I shall try this on the weekend. x

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    1. It is very good! I hate gelatine too so do enjoy this one

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  2. Yummy, I adore chocolate mousse, I can't wait to try this out :)

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  3. yum! There is nothing like a simple chocolate recipe x

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  4. Great minds... right? ha ha looks like we had the same choccy craving at the same time. Nice one :)

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    1. Sadly (or not), my chocolate cravings are never-ending!

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  5. Yum knew I bought some cream this week for a reason. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. This looks so very yummy, I have been good with Chocolate and haven't had any in ages...but this Chocolate Mousse looks incredible!

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  7. Love your mousse recipe, I must try it. I'm a sucker for a choc mousse. And your idea for a choc link up is an excellent one! I'm in! :-)

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  8. Looks so good! This is defs going on my list of things to try out this week!

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  9. Your timing couldn't be more perfect Jody. I'm in charge of desserts Christmas Day and I was looking for a good recipe for choc mousse. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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