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Chocolate mousse in pot with cream and chocolate shavings with spoon

Easy chocolate mousse

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make this classic chocolate dessert in minutes with just a few ingredients – light yet delicious. Perfect for fuss-free entertaining to end a rich meal

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal277
fat16g
saturates9g
carbs23g
sugars19g
fibre4g
protein8g
salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 150g 70% dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche and grated chocolate, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwaveable bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until just melted. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, scatter in the sugar and whisk again until the mixture forms stiff peaks when you lift the whisk out (around 30 seconds).

  • STEP 2

    Add a big tablespoon of the egg white to the melted chocolate and mix vigorously, working fast so the chocolate doesn’t cool and harden. Then fold in the remaining egg whites carefully using a spatula or large metal spoon. Spoon into 4 glasses or ramekins and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Serve each with a dollop of crème fraiche and shavings of dark chocolate.

Goes well with

Recipe from December 2017, December 2017

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Rating: 4 out of 5.33 ratings
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