As a young child I remember being just tall enough to peer over the kitchen counter; and when making this dessert, my mom would hand me pieces of very bitter dark chocolate to eat. I loved it and that must be where my love of dark chocolate came from.
I’m not a massive dessert lover, but this is one of my favourites. It is rich and decadent, but most importantly for me, it isn’t too sickly sweet AND it’s really easy to make!
Until we eat again!
- 200g x 70% or more dark chocolate
- 6 x medium eggs
- 100g x unsalted butter
- 6 x level tablespoons icing sugar
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
- Over a Bain-Marie (water bath), melt the chocolate and butter.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg whites, adding 1 tablespoon of icing sugar at a time until the egg whites are stiff.
- Take the melted chocolate and butter off the heat and add the egg yolks. Stir well. This will thicken the chocolate mixture, so don't panic!
- Slowly add the egg whites to the chocolate mixture, stirring in a figure of 8 until the egg whites and chocolate are combined. Be careful not to overwork. You want the mousse to be light and full of air bubbles.
- Pour the mixture into glasses and leave in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.