I know I shouldn't BUT.... it is a bit of a yummy treat!!! My youngest Sasha returned from his class camp to the snow on Saturday so had an extra day off on Monday to rest....."Rest, what is that" says Sasha...."lets make Chocolate Mousse" and "build bike jumps". You may remember his contribution to my birthday dinner a couple of weeks back....chocolate covered strawberries....mmmm, there seems to be a common thread here! He does like to cook and he especially likes to cook sweets. Luckily he also likes to cook yummy healthy food too.....but not today......today is chocolate mousse day. We have the best Pizza place in town called 'Milk and Honey' and they just happen to do the best chocolate mousse so he was trying to copy it. After doing his research, checking out all the recipe books we have, he decided on the Donna Hay recipe.
Here goes....give it a try and tell me what you think....
All you need is 200g (7oz) dark good quality chocolate, chopped
75g (2 and half oz) butter chopped
4 eggs, separated
1 cup (8 fl oz) single or pouring cream
2 tablespoons icing (confectioner's) sugar
Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating until well combined. Set aside.
Place the cream in a bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Set aside.
Place the egg whites in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Sift over the icing sugar and whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. Gently fold the cream through the chocolate mixture, then fold the egg whites through.
Spoon into bowls and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Serve with fresh berries if desired. Serves 6-8.
It just went too quick.....even before I could capture some happy pics....sorry. Do you have a special dessert treat in your family??
Hope to hear from you soon ♥ Jo