Mmmmmm...chocolate mousse, one of my favourite desserts!!! yes I know I know, I have way too many favourite desserts hehe the best chocolate mousse that I have eaten would have to be at Jacques Reymond!!! I long for the day I am able to make my chocolate mousse as good as Jacques Reymond : ) but in the mean time, I will enjoy my homemade chocolate mousse recipe which is simple, yummy and recieves the nod of satisfaction from my boyfriend and family! Im pretty happy with that : )
Here is the recipe for you chocolate lovers out there!!!!
Ingredients (serves 8)
200g dark cooking chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or if you like alcohol, add a tablespoon of Tia Maria instead)
250ml (1 cup) thickened cream
3 small eggs, separated
125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream, extra
6 cherries (or any of your favorite fruit, strawberries, oranges, mangoes, kiwi fruit....)
Place chocolate, butter and vanilla in a heatproof bowl. Place over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure bowl doesn't touch water). Use a metal spoon to stir for 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Remove bowl from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Use metal spoon to stir egg yolks into chocolate until well combined.
Use an electric beater to beat the cream until soft peaks form. Use a metal spoon to gently fold the cream into the chocolate mixture until combined.
Use an electric beater to beat the egg whites in a large, clean dry bowl until soft peaks form. Use a large metal spoon to fold half the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the remaining egg whites until combined.
Spoon chocolate mixture evenly into eight serving glasses or serving dishes. I Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or until firm.
To serve, top with a cherry or your favourite fruits.
TIPS: Something I would do extra next time is to add some chopped fruit to the bottom of the glass before adding the mousse to the glass. That way you get extra surprise hits of your favourite fruit!
Oh I forgot to tell you guys I just came back from a weekend of snowboarding at Mt Hotham!!!! Was it awesome? YES!!!!
Bruised and battered is what I came back as, but was definitely worth every bit of pain :) I love the snow!! I feel inspire to make a dessert that involves snow (or at least ice hehe) similar to the Ice Kacang but filled with all my favourite toppings!
Let me know how your chocolate mousse turns out!
Fat Pom Pom