Chocolate & pistachio mousses

Chocolate & pistachio mousses

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Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins No cook (if pâté à bombe prepared)

A challenge

Serves 6

This elegant chocolate dessert, from Gordon Ramsay, is heaven for chocoholics

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal427
  • fat29g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.11g
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  • 150g dark chocolate, at least 60% cocoa solids
  • 1 quantity meringue
  • 1 portion pâté à bombe
  • 1 tbsp cassis or brandy
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 50g shelled pistachio, toasted, then roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated dark chocolate, to serve


  1. Break up and melt the chocolate, either in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water or for 2-3 mins in a microwave. Stir until smooth, then cool. Use 6 egg whites for two batches of merinuge. The leftover whites freeze well; simply thaw before whisking. Fold the cooled chocolate into the meringue, followed by the pâté à bombe and cassis or brandy.

  2. Whip the cream into soft peaks and fold in with most of the pistachios. Pipe or spoon into 6 elegant glasses, sprinkle with the remaining pistachios and grated chocolate, then chill.

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13th Aug, 2012
Great Recipe!!! Tastes Great
9th Feb, 2011
pps. all of that meaningless jumble of letters and symbols is supposed to say 'pate a', just with the accents on the correct letters. damn computers!
9th Feb, 2011
Spatrick and Lucuma - the quantity of meringue and pâté à bombe, I think, are the same as in Ramsay's other mousse recipes. Here's a link to another recipe, you'll find the recipes for both the meringue and pâté à bombe in the "goes well with..." section on this page. good luck! ps. I made the rosewater mousse and it works well as a basic recipe, so I presume this one will too.
9th Jun, 2010
I was asking myself the same much is 1 quantity of meringue?, I think he refers to the meringue powder mix.
6th Jun, 2010
How much is 1 quantity of meringue?????
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