Thursday, 21 August 2014

Say Chocolate, Say Chocolate Mousse

I am a self confessed chocolate freak. A guts. A hoarder. When in doubt I always eat chocolate (if my stash hasn't been raided). My children bought me a safe one Christmas to lock my lollies in. They wonder why I don't use it. It's too small. Mostly. Also I can't be bothered. I like my king size dark almond slipped under a manuscript in my desk drawer. Easy access. I also like my chocolate mousse unadulterated. This recipe is the traditional french one, all you need is good quality dark chocolate and fresh free range eggs. I'm lucky enough to have hens so my eggs are straight down the chute so to speak.

For French Chocolate Mousse

You will need

250grams50% Dark Chocolate (or up to 72% if you prefer)
6 - 8 Eggs

What you do

Melt chocolate in a glass bowl. Call me a heathen but I do this in the microwave, on 40 sec increments on high. Stir until smooth.
Separate Eggs
Add each yolk separately into the chocolate and mix well.
Beat egg whites with an electric beater until stiff snowy peaks form. Farm fresh eggs have the yellow-ist yolks and the most enormous whites, so with 8 eggs I ended up with enough pud for a dinner party of 12, when it was only my daughter and I at home.

Fold whites, a good dollop at a time with a metal spoon, into the chocolate mixture. Leave to set in the mixing bowl or decant into pretty tea cups or crystal glasses. Et voila a rich creamy dessert that believe it or not will be set in half an hour.

Best eaten with a small silver spoon. Can add runny cream.
Happy eating chocolate lovers!
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  1. I laughed out loud over the safe not being big enough. Hilarious, Jane! Would you believe I bought so much chocolate last week it didn't fit in my hidey place? ha ha

    1. Chocolate - it's happy food, pure or otherwise. Though I wouldn't attempt the 12 egg mousse, I tried yesterday again! Will stick to 300grams choc/10 eggs if trying to feed 15.

  2. Oh my, drooling here! #tastytuesdays

  3. Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I love chocolate in everything except for chicken+chocolate. I'll do it in October. Now it's really hot and I can't think nor cook! Best regards from Barcelona,

  4. Hi Marta, I was in Barcelona in Feb, but can't imagine how hot the summer is! Too hot for beating egg whites. I have some cool kiwi friends who've just moved to Barca, I will pass on your details. Jane

  5. This is absolutely my favourite chocolate mousse and like you I like it unadulterated! I live in a weird house when 2 of the household like chocolate but not chocolate puddings or cakes etc. Very weird they are ... oh well, all the more for me!!

  6. This is simply dreamy! Love it! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!


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