Simple chocolate mousse

    Simple chocolate mousse

    24saves
    2hr20min


    2 people made this

    About this recipe: A simple, back to basics chocolate mousse recipe.

    sweettooth Cheshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 50g plain chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 125ml double cream
    • 1/2 tablespoon icing sugar

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. In a small heavy saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat; stir until smooth. Stir a small amount of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring several times.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold in cooled chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate the chocolate mousse for at least 2 hours.

    Other ideas...

    If you want to experiment, you can try adding other flavours instead of vanilla; a nice substitute is Grand Marnier for a orange flavoured chocolate mousse. If you want an Irish cream chocolate mouse, use a bit of Baileys. I've also added a pinch of cinnamon whilst the chocolate is melting, which adds a nice, warm flavour to the chocolate mousse without making it 'cinnamon-y'.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews (0)

    Write a review

    Click on stars to rate