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Easy chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

In the past I have had a few chocolate mousse disasters but this recipe from a 1995 Bryanston high school recipe book I came across in the market some time ago turned out beautifully. Β It’s really simple and needs to be made at least 2 hours before serving.. perfect. I made the chocolate mousse without alcohol but you can add you favorite liqueur to fancy it up a bit. (makes 6-8 ramekins)

What you need

3 eggs separated
2 tablespoons caster sugar
100g dark chocolate
125ml fresh cream
pinch of salt
(Optional 1 tablespoon of kahlua, brandy, amaretto or Baileys)

The process

Place a small pot of water on the stove to boil then place a glass bowl over the water but not touching it and melt the chocolate.

In a large bowl add the catser sugar and the egg yolks then use an electric beater to beat the mixture until it is thick and creamy.

Add the melted chocolate ensuring you get it all by using a baking spatula to clean the bowl. Beat again until well blended.

In a separate bowl whip the cream until stiff, add to the chocolate mixture and fold in using a metal spoon. Don’t mix it, just fold it in gently until evenly distributed.

Now take another bowl and add the egg whites and pinch of salt. Beat with your electric beater (be sure to clean the beaters) until stiff.

Add to the chocolate mixture and fold in with a metal spoon until colour is uniform. If you are using alcohol, this is the stage you add it, together with the beaten egg whites.

Spoon into cups or ramekins and chill in the fridge for a few hours. It will need at least 2 hours to set well.

You can grate over a bit more chocolate or add a mint sprig, a dollop of cream… you get the idea. Truly one of the easiest and nicest tasting chocolate mousse recipes I have tried.


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30 Responses to “Chocolate mousse”

  1. Greg Bosman says:

    Hi

    Does it have to be in ramekins or will a large bowl suffice?

  2. Tracey says:

    This has been become my go to recipe for chocolate mousse, ive become the offical mousse maker in my family lol FABULOUSLY delicious and simple to make πŸ™‚

  3. Yvonne says:

    Hi there Graham, hope you are keeping well. Just need some clarification that this mousse can be kept in the fridge overnight? Keeping it that long will not perhaps be too long? Thanks.

    • Graham says:

      Hi Yvonne, you can keep it in the fridge over night, just be sure to cover it well and you will be fine. Cheers for now G

    • Yvonne says:

      Hi Graham, thanks for the quick reply and the clarification. Tell me, you don’t perhaps have a good recipe for a Greek Chocolate Cake? Many thanks.

      • Graham says:

        Hi Yvonne, Did not know there was such a thing as a Greek Choc cake, what makes it different? Happy days G

        • Yvonne says:

          Hi there Graham, sorry only read my mail now! Actually not sure but I have had a greek chocolate cake but do not know why it is called that. It is very decadent with a few layers of cream inbetween and a decadent chocolate ganache on top? Maybe this makes it different? Will try and find out why it is called by this name? Keep warm.

          • Graham says:

            Hi Yvonne, sounds marvelous cant wait to hear what it’s called. You keep warm too, happy days G

  4. Ren says:

    Hi Graham

    Want to make this for xmas lunch as we have some chocoholics in the family. Not sure whether to get cooking dark chocolate or store bought dark chocolate? Please advise

    • Graham says:

      Hi Ren, sorry for the late reply, I have been holidaying in Cape Town πŸ™‚ Store bought 70% or greater is best. Happy holidays G

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