These chocolate mousses are really easy to make, only need 2 ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time.
I ran a ski chalet 12 years ago and had to make 16 chocolate mousses each week. They’re now together with 345 Pancakes they are a staple for Christmas and other special occasions in my house.
To make eight mousses you need:
- 6 eggs at room temperature
- 165g dark chocolate (or 120g dark and 45g milk if you want it lighter)
These quantities can be doubled or scaled up for more people.
- 2 glass bowls
- 1 mixing bowl, preferably glass
- Electric whisk
- 8 ramekins.
Serve them one their own or with Amaretti Biscuits.
- Place a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, add the chocolate and leave to melt. Stir occasionally.
- Split the eggs into 2 bowls.
You need to make sure there is no yolk in the whites otherwise they won’t form peaks. If you are feeling confident split the eggs straight into the two bowls. However, especially if I am making a large batch I split each egg in a separate bowl and then tip it in.
I learnt the hard way after splitting ten eggs and then getting a drop of yolk in it.
- Once the chocolate is melted take the bowl off the boiling water and set aside to cook slightly.
- Then whisk the whites to medium peaks.
- The chocolate should have cooled enough by now so add to the yolks and mix together.
- Then carefully fold the whites into the chocolate mixture.
- Once combined spoon into the ramekins.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Then serve and enjoy.