Thursday, 25 October 2012

Chocolate Mousse

Lately Matt has been treating me to alot of lovely dinners. (He seems to love cooking, I'm not complaining..!) so I thought I'd make my 'signature' pudding for him last week, chocolate mousse. I do know the recipe, but I always have this book on hand if I forget any details or what technique I'm supposed to use. It's a lovely chocolate recipe book by Kate Shirazi. 
 
What you'll need:
 
225g plain chocolate
4 large eggs
25g caster sugar
150ml whipping cream
 
 
Step 1: Melt your chocolate (I do this using a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) & leave it to cool slightly. I also used two bowls to speed up the melting!
 
 
Step 2: Separate your egg yolks from your egg whites & beat the egg yolks.
 
 
Step 3: You'll then need to whisk in the chocolate a little bit at a time until it is combined with the egg yolk.
 
 
Step 4: Grab another bowl (or saucepan in my case!) & whisk the egg whites with the sugar until they form soft peaks.
 
 
Step 5: Whisk a third of the mixture into the chocolate mixture & then fold in the rest.
 
 
Step 6: Pour the cream into another bowl & whisk it until it forms soft peaks, then pour it into the chocolate mixture.
 
 
Step 7: Once everything has been mixed in, pour your mousse into your pots & put them into the fridge to set for at least an hour.
 
 
Step 8: Take them out about an hour before your going to serve them, this makes them taste even yummier!
 
*Extra tip! If you want to add a chocolate heart or any other shape on top of the mousse like I have, use the remaining melted chocolate (there's always some left at the bottom of the bowl) & draw your shape onto the mousse before popping it in the fridge*
 
 
& that's it! So simple to do lovelies! Let me know if you try this recipe! : )

12 comments:

  1. ahhh yum I so want some chocolate mousse now, this looks delish :) x x

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  2. YUM you've inspired me- I'm going to try this :)

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  3. Looks delicious. Definitely gonna try it :-)xx
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  4. always keep your beautiful imagination and exquisite humor xx
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  5. Chocolate mousse is only of my favourite desserts to make, so quick and easy but always goes down well!xxx

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  6. oo this looks yummy! and so easy to do! :D

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