Friday, January 11, 2008

Chocolate Mousse

Although I enjoy experimenting with recipes, when it comes to entertaining I like to stick with things that have been tried and tested. Trying to assemble complicated dishes while the clock ticks ever closer to your guests' arrival is just stressful and takes from the enjoyment of the occasion. The following recipe for Chocolate Mousse is one of my favourites, I like to flavour it with orange zest and a drop of Cointreau but leaving it plain and sprinkling the top with some crushed Ameretti is good also.

Chocolate Mousse (this recipe came originally from a National Dairy Council Publication circa 1988 - I'm not sure how close my version is to the original, it has undergone a number of refinements over the years)
225g dark chocolate
6 eggs, separated

25g caster sugar

125ml cream

50g butter
  • melt chocolate and butter in a bowl
  • whisk in the egg yolks and sugar
  • whip cream and fold in lightly
  • whip egg whites until stiff and fold in in three batches
  • chill for at least 4 hours

1 comment:

KFM said...

Tasty site! Keep it up.