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How To Make A Classic Chocolate Mousse

How To Make A Classic Chocolate Mousse

Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe. A delicious, light and easy-to-make dessert that everyone will enjoy. Appreciate our Classic Chocolate Mousse recipe.


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  • 6 large eggs
  • 120 g good quality chocolate
  • cream
  • or ice cream

You Will Need

  • 1 small pan
  • 1 small metal bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 larger bowl
  • 1 whisk/ electric beater
  • 1 large metal spoon
  • 1 spatula
  • cling film
  • weighing scales

Step 1: Break The Chocolate

Break the chocolate into rough chunks.

Step 2: Melt The Chocolate

Gently heat a pan of water and simmer. Put the chunks of chocolate into the metal bowl and place over the simmering pan of water, making sure the bowl is not touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted.

Step 3: Separate The Eggs

Separate the egg yolks from the whites and put them both into separate bowls, making sure the egg whites are in the larger of the two bowls.

Step 4: Remove The Chocolate From The Heat

Carefully remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the heat and allow to cool.

Step 5: Beat The Egg Whites

Beat the egg whites with the whisk until they are stiff, but not too dry.

Step 6: Add The Chocolate

Add the melted chocolate to the egg yolks and stir. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and glossy.

Step 7: Add The Egg White

Add some of the egg white to loosen the mixture and stir well.

Step 8: Fold The Mixture

Scrape the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and then gently fold together, keeping as much air in the mixture as possible.

Step 9: TOP TIP

As an option add Brandy, Tia Maria, Cointreau or Orange Zest before folding the mixture.

Step 10: Refrigerate

When the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, pour into individual serving dishes and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Step 11: Serve

When completely chilled, serve with cream or vanilla ice cream.