Chocolate Mousse


This chocolate mousse recipe is simple and quick to make, and produces a light and fluffy mousse that’s perfect for a dessert. It’s made with just a few ingredients, and can be easily changed to suit your own preferences. There are also some tips on what other food it works well with, and how to avoid common mistakes when making chocolate mousse.

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100ml double cream
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Place the chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour into serving glasses or dishes and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set.

Description

This chocolate mousse recipe makes a light and fluffy mousse that’s perfect for a dessert. It’s made with just a few ingredients, and can be easily changed to suit your own preferences.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could use different types of chocolate, or add in some other flavours such as mint or orange. You could also change the quantity of sugar to suit your own taste. If you want a richer mousse, you could add in some more chocolate, or use a higher percentage chocolate. For a lighter mousse, you could use a lower percentage chocolate, or add in some more cream.

What other food it works well with

Chocolate mousse goes well with many other foods. It can be served on its own, or with a variety of fruits, biscuits or cakes. It can also be used as a filling for cakes or pastries.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making chocolate mousse is to not whisk the egg whites properly. This can result in a mousse that is not as light and fluffy as it should be. Another mistake is to not fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture properly, which can also result in a denser mousse. It’s important to make sure that both of these steps are done properly in order to get a light and fluffy mousse.

Nutritional Information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Dairy

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