Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is really easy to make and makes a fantastic dessert to serve to friends!
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Ingredients
  • 200 g (7 oz) dark or milk chocolate
  • 4 eggs, split into whites and yolks
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter
  • 3 tbsp icing or caster sugar
  • Mint leaves and whipping cream for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
  2. Add in 4 tbsp of water and the beaten eggs yolks. Mix well then remove from the heat.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk to soft peaks.
  4. Sprinkle on the sugar and beat again until the whites are firm.
  5. Add about ¼ of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and mix in with a metal spoon or rubber spatula using a cutting and swirling motion.
  6. Mix in the remaining egg whites using the same technique.
  7. Put the mixture into 4 ramekins or sundae glasses. Wipe any spills with a damp cloth, then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set before serving.
Titli's Tips
The cutting and swirling action during mixing is important to keep the air in the mixture. If you use a blunt instrument like a wooden spoon your mousse will end up more like chocolate truffles!

Instead of water you can add orange juice to make a chocolate orange mousse. Delicious!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 351 17%
Calories from Fat 180
Total Fat 20.0g 30%
Saturated Fat 12.5g 62%
Unsaturated Fat 5.8g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 35.6g 11%
Dietary Fibre 1.7g 6%
Sugars 31.5g
Protein 7.5g 15%
Cholesterol 24.9mgs 8%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.