Friday, January 28, 2011

Chocolate mousse


  • 100g     dark chocolate
  •   50g     caster sugar
  • 300ml  double cream
  • 1           egg white
  • 2 tbs     Amaretto or other liqueur
  • white or dark chocolate shavings, to garnish


1.  If you want a quick recipe for making chocolate mousse, this is it.
2. Start by chopping the chocolate into small pieces.
3.  pour half the cream into a small saucepan, and heat it it till it begins to boil. Take it off the        heat, and toss in the chocolate pieces.
4. The chocolate will gradually melt, and keep stirring while it does. Place a medium sized bowl over a large bowl of iced water and pour the chocolate mixture into the medium bowl.
5. Add to it the remaining cream and liqueur. Whisk the mixture with a handheld electric blender, until you have soft peaks,
6. and then take the bowl out of the iced water and from the iced water. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white with the electric blender until it has stiff peak and then gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time.
7. Gently stir the egg white into the chocolate mixture, and then pour into chilled  glasses. Sprinkle each glass with chocolate shavings and serve, or chill for up to two days. This recipe makes make enough to serves four people.

1 comment:

  1. made it today. Came out really well. Easier recipe. I used less sugar being health conscious, still its yummy, everyone loved it. Thank you.