Chocolate Mousse

I am back in Brussels and this means that I am getting myself back into the groove of this little blog… (remembering to take photo’s and of course to do the write-up’s thereafter!)

With the UK Buttles Bake Challenge in Brussels (theme = chocolate) to occur this upcoming Sunday and of course Great British Bake Off having started season 4 last night AND showcasing the most amazing Chocolate creations… my brain is going crazy about Chocolate, cake and desserts!!

HIM – being the perfect man that he is… and still being on holiday these last few days… created a delectable dinner for me when I got home from work… and for this – I was very eager to make a dessert for HIM, M and I to enjoy after his delicious Portuguese roasted chicken!

Having found this recipe in the Olive magazine (October 2012 issue) with only 4 ingredients and a promise of 20minutes (plus chilling)… it was sure to be a winner! (Please note that this recipe does involve alcohol :))

Chocolate Mousse

chocolate mousse final

150g of good cooking chocolate

15g butter

3 eggs, separated

2 Tablespoons of coffee liqueur (they recommended amaretti liquer- but HIM had brought back the most delicious coffee liqueur from Portugal…)

chocolate mousse ingredients

  • Melt chocolate and butter together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
  • chocolate mousse choc
  • Place egg yolks and liqueur in a glass bowl over another saucepan of simmering water and whisk with electric beaters until it has tripled in size (should take 5-7min)
  • chocolate mousse pots
  • Be careful not to overheat – otherwise eggs will scramble (and you don’t want that!!)
  • Fold into the chocolate and butter mixture
  • chocolate mousse choc and egg mix
  • Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of sugar until they form stiff peaks
  • Fold into chocolate mixture
  • chocolate mousse mix
  • Place into 4 small dishes and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  • Chocolate mousse pot 1
  • serve with berries, biscuits or decorations of your choice!
  • DIG IN
    DIG IN
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