Chocolate Mousse with Love

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Dessert

Valentines day has always involved food for us. Before kids, I used to like organising a picnic on our lounge room floor. A picnic blanket, a bottle of champers and a suitable array of good food like prawns, oysters and chocolate. Food of love! I can’t remember what happened last year. We were probably grateful to be getting sleep rather than thinking about celebrating the significant other. This year is about sharing the love in the little house that includes not only us but my little sis and son. Something small, just a little bit of effort put in to mark the day. This chocolate mousse is my never fail recipe. A trusty favourite that is nice and rich which guarantees leftovers for tomorrow night. Always a good thing! Enjoy 😉

Chocolate Mousse in Minutes
Recipe By: delicious. – September 2004, Page 44
Serving Size: 6
Main Ingredient: Chocolate
Categories: Desserts

-= Ingredients =-
300 grams good-quality dark chocolate ; roughly chopped
3 eggs
1/4 cup caster sugar ; (55g)
1 tbs cocoa powder ; good-quality sifted
300 mililiters thickened cream ; plus extra whipped cream to serve
Grated ; chocolate

-= Instructions =-
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thick and doubled in volume. Fold in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined.
In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened (be careful not to over-beat). Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, trying to keep the mixture as light as possible. Spoon into 6 serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving, then top with extra whipped cream and grated chocolate to serve.

To give the mousse a different touch add in some liqueur, tonight’s had a splash of Baileys. But you could always use Creme de Menthe or Cointreau.

  1. Heather Ferguson says:

    Just wondering if it’s ok to melt the chocolate in the microwave, please.

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