The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

The ultimate makeover: Chocolate mousse

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This sophisticated dessert is great for a dinner party, or for a lighter family pud use ordinary dark chocolate with less cocoa solids

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
167
protein
4g
carbs
15g
fat
10g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
11g
salt
0.12g

Ingredients

  • 85g dark chocolate, 70% (I used Green & Black's)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp coffee granules
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 50g full-fat Greek yogurt
  • handful raspberries, to decorate

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Method

  1. Chop the chocolate very finely and put it into a large bowl that will fit over a pan of simmering water. Mix the cocoa, coffee and vanilla with 2 tbsp cold water, and pour over the chocolate. Place the bowl over the gently simmering water, give it all a stir, then remove from the heat. Leave with the bowl of chocolate still over the water, stirring occasionally to check when melted.
  2. Stir the melted chocolate, it will be quite thick. Stir in 2 tbsp boiling water and the chocolate will immediately thin down and become silky smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the egg whites to fairly soft peaks, then whisk in the sugar until thick and glossy. Beat the yogurt into the cooled chocolate. Fold about one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mix using a large metal spoon, then very gently fold in the rest of the whites until they are evenly mixed in – being careful not to over-mix or you will lose the volume of the mousse. Spoon into 4 small cups or (125-150ml) ramekins and chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
  4. Place each mousse on a saucer or small plate. Top with a few raspberries, then dust with a little cocoa powder. Will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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ericathefirst's picture
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I absolutely loved this, was amazed how well it turned out. I would agree with some of the other commenters though, a couple of people in my family said they would have preferred it made with milk chocolate.

jburton's picture
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I plan to make this Sat (tomorrow). Instead of using just plain choccy I'm going to use a Dark choc/orange and almond bar of chocolate. My OH loves Chocolate orange and coffee so this will jazz it up.

georgiehurst's picture
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Although normaly a fan of dark chocolate i found the flavouring far too strong, will try with milk chocolate, less cocoa and no coffee in future to make the taste less strong.

Other than that it was very easy and had a lovely texture.

sullie's picture
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Would try half milk chocolate next time. This is for real chocolate lovers.

kbg's picture
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Did not rate this chocolate mousse maybe i made it wrong however will not be tryng t again.

jennypiccolo's picture
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delicious!

windylindy123's picture
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A lovely low-fat pudding. I think it works at about 4 weight watchers propoints - so quite good value. But confession - I miss the richness that the egg yolks would bring!

helen1992's picture
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Absolutely fab! - rich but delish, would make again with no doubt. - added bonus that it's low fat too!

stella_m's picture
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This was wonerful. The mousse was rich and chocolately - no one suspected it was low fat!

jburton's picture
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Instead of adding the second amount of boiling water im tempted to use Cointreu insead. As chocolate, coffee and orange all go really well together.

mkozelj's picture
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Lovely, you can really enjoy the intense cocoa flavor - mousse for grown ups.

janbomyers's picture
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Really enjoyed this guilt free pudding!

colandrina's picture
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This was really good! I didn't use the coffee granules and the 2 tbsps of hot water but rather added one hot espresso, which worked perfectly. I thought you couldn't really taste the coffee, it just made it taste more like the 'real thing'. I was doubtful about the raspberries so I served them seperately at first, but they were lovely with the chocolate mousse.

heather_20's picture
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Made these last night. I didn't follow the recipe perfectly, e.g. I melted the chocolate first and then added the coffee etc, but they turned out fine, really tasty. If you don't like coffee however, you may wish to omit the granules altogether.

howlow's picture

i like it. the way you replace the cream with greek yogourt and reduce the sugar .

krizzah's picture
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I liked the texture of the mousse but thought that the cocoa powder was very strong and overpowering. Next time I make it I will reduce the amount of cocoa. Has anyone tried making this with white chocolate?

lovefood10's picture

very nice awwwww

jazpami's picture
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This recipe tastes lovely and the top half of mine was very fluffy and moussey, however, if i were to make it again i'd either leave out the second addition of boiling water or only put in one tbsp as the mixture in the bottom of the bowl was a bit runny despite careful folding.

mojito84's picture
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Delicious and very easy to make, you couldn't tell they were low fat.

rachelwoodrow's picture
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Lovely light texture and a good chocolate flavour. Easy to make, everyone loved them and no-one guessed they were low fat.

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