Sasha's dark chocolate mousse
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Sasha's dark chocolate mousse

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Serves 8

For those who love their dark chocolate, a not-so-sweet light chocolate mousse

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  • 200g Tesco Finest Swiss Plain Chocolate (72%)
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 120ml warm water
  • 1tbsp rum
  • single cream to serve


    1. Break up the chocolate and place in a large glass bowl over a pan of simmering water with the warm water. Let it melt for about 6mins until smooth and glossy.
    2. Let the chocolate cool for a couple of minutes before adding the egg yolks and rum, then mix well.
    3. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to a soft peak stage. Add the sugar about a third at a time, whisking until it becomes thick and glossy.
    4. Using a large spoon, take a scoopful of the egg whites and fold very carefully into the chocolate mixture. Make sure not to beat the mixture, but patiently fold the egg whites in until it is all mixed together.
    5. Pour the mixture into ramekins and place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Serve with some single cream.

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3rd Aug, 2008
i was wondering wen u melt chocolate like that wouldnt it go weird excuse my terminology if u just melt it and let it cool shouldnt u add a bit of butter and cream just to create a creamier texture? thanx
18th Feb, 2008
i tried this twice and both times the chocolate and eggs turned lumpy - the second time i waited till the chocolate was completely cool but it still went weird. tasted ok though!
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