Grown up Chocolate Mousse
Since I cook most of the week for work, weekend meals are simple. Tonights we have a dear friend for dinner and I promised home made burgers, they are pretty special however Wagu beef, brioche buns simple but delicious.
Wanting a quick grown up dessert I thought of Chocolate Mousse. 10 minutes to make and everyone loves it (not great for your waste line but hey, it’s the weekend!)
This recipe is adapted from Monsieur Tuffe, the Chocolate Maker.
120g Quality Chocolate (I used Green and Blacks Organic 70%)
80g unsalted butter
3 large eggs, separated (use quality eggs is makes a difference)
30g caster sugar
1 tbsp whisky or brandy
Pinch of salt
Shaved chocolate to serve
Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Remove from heat and place a heatproof bowl over the top with the chocolate and butter. Stir occasionally until melted and combined (use a metal spoon, wooden spoons and chocolate do not mix!) Stir through coffee and set aside.
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and creamy, this takes about 5 minutes. Add the whisky, and continue to whisk for about 2 minutes. Carefully fold in the melted chocolate mixture. Set aside.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold in the egg whites until just combined.
Spoon into individual glasses and chill for a few hours.
Garnish with shaved chocolate.