Chocolate Mousse

My responsibilities for Christmas lunch was the starter (Smoked Salmon Terrine) and one of the 3 desserts – Chocolate Mousse.  Thankfully I was able to make both dishes the day before leaving just the finishing touches and plating to be done on Christmas Day.  Sadly I woke with the spider bite migraine on Christmas morning which rendered me somewhat unable to complete my dishes.  Thankfully I had a few elves come to my rescue to plate the starer and prettify the individual chocolate mousses.  Family is awesome!  Sadly I took all of 3 photos the whole day so am unable to share my Mom’s beautiful Christmas table with you.  I was however able to get a quick semi in focus shot of the mousses as they were being decorated.  I made 3 times the quantity of the recipe shown below.

Choclate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

200g dark chocolate
4 egg separated
250ml cream

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time and beat until smooth and thick.
  3. Lightly whip the cream and fold into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Lightly beat the egg whites and fold into the mixture.
  5. Spoon into 8 glass bowls or ramekins and refrigerate until set.

Chocolate Mousse

How can I possibly top yesterday’s perfect dessert – well, simply with a another perfect dessert.  Chocolate Mousse.  This truly has to be the easiest chocolate mousse to make and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more!  

Chocolate Mousse

 

Ingredients

200g dark chocolate
4 egg separated
250ml cream

Extra cream and strawberries for decorating

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time and beat until smooth and thick.
  3. Lightly whip the cream and fold into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Lightly beat the egg whites and fold into the mixture.
  5. Spoon into glass bowls or ramekins and refrigerate.

Decorate with lightly whipped cream and strawberries just before serving.

Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius