I was going to call this chocolate orgasm but I didn’t want to embarrass my teenage granddaughters yet again – so chocolate mousse it is, but you get the idea.
Why chocolate mousse in minutes? Well, it honestly takes about ten minutes to make – from start to finish.
This is really the most delicious easy recipe and the taste is sensational. Think soft, velvet chocolate cloud and you’ve got it. My taste in sweet things is quite particular – I’m more of a savoury girl – but this chocolate mousse has me standing in front of the fridge with spoon in hand, unable to resist.
- 400g good quality 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces.
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon good quality cocoa powder (sifted)
- 600ml thickened cream
- Grated chocolate to serve
- Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water – don’t let the bowl touch the water of the melted chocolate will start to separate and go crusty!. Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly – the old stick your finger in test – its good to go when it doesn’t burn.
- Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beater for 5 minutes, until mixture is pale and thick and doubled in volume. This step is important – don’t stint on the time beating and you will be rewarded with, well – mousse, instead of a slab of gooey, gluggy stuff.
- Slowly beat in cocoa powder, cooled chocolate and cream. Mix until combined throughly, but don’t over-beat or you will end up with more of a butter substance.
- That’s it!!
- Serve chilled topped with grated chocolate. Fantastic with any kind of berries.