Chocolate & pistachio mousses
- Preparation and cooking time
- Prep: -
- No cook (if pâté à bombe prepared)
- A challenge
- Serves 6
This elegant chocolate dessert, from Gordon Ramsay, is heaven for chocoholics
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
For an extra-special touch, try decorating the glasses. Spoon 2 tbsp melted dark chocolate into each glass and swirl around to coat before filling with the mousse.