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! : )