|Creamy chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream|
The first time I made chocolate mousse, I made it straight out of a packet of instant mix. Perhaps I'm fussy, but it tasted pretty bad and I think I had to throw away most of it because nobody else wanted to eat it. It just tasted a little plasticky. So, this time, I decided to make chocolate mousse from scratch instead. Quick and easy to prepare, all you need are eggs, cream and chocolate (and a little sugar). Smooth, light and creamy, it's a good substitute for chocolate ice-cream or soft serve :)
Easy Chocolate Mousse
3 large eggs, separated
350ml thickened cream
200g dark cooking chocolate
2 tbsp caster sugar
- Melt 180g of the chocolate together with 200ml of the cream in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir with a whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and leave to cool for about 5 minutes. Then stir in egg yolks.
- Whip the rest of the cream to soft peaks.
- Beat the egg whites to soft peaks, then add sugar and beat till stiff and glossy.
- Fold the beaten egg white into the chocolate mixture in two batches until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour into ramekins or little cups and chill for four hours or overnight.
- With the remaining 20g chocolate, use a grater to make chocolate curls.
- Serve chilled chocolate mousse with whipped cream, berries and chocolate curls.