Easy peasy chocolate mousse
- 180g good quality dark chocolate
- 4 eggs, separated
- 250ml cream
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Set aside.
Melt chocolate by breaking up, putting in a microwave-proof bowl and use a low power setting (40%) for 1 minute, stir, then heat again on same power setting for another 40 seconds, stir. Repeat another 40 seconds if you need to.
Once it’s melted, add the egg yolks, combine thoroughly and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile whip cream until it sticks to beaters, pour in the chocolate and egg mixture and mix with a spatula until well combined.
Finally, add the egg white and fold through again with the spatula gently until all combined, pour into serving glasses or bowl and refrigerate until served.
- This Chocolate mousse recipe is super-easy and only takes about 20 minutes.
- There’s a lot of room for giving this recipe an imaginative – add mint essence, Kahlua, Tia Maria, orange juice, chilli, amaretto, cherry brandy, honey – anything you think goes well with chocolate to give it a bit of individuality, I just like it chocolate but loads of other people love the variations above… just choose your poison!
- This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.