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Chocolate mousse in a glass serving jar with orange shortbread on the side

Classic chocolate mousse

Published: February 18, 2021 at 11:05 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Prep these simple dark chocolate mousse pots ahead and serve with homemade orange shortbreads. This quick and easy recipe makes enough for 4 and is ready in just 30 minutes.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal616
fat4.2g
saturates25.8g
carbs44.6g
fibre4.6g
protein7.7g
salt0.4g
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Try this classic chocolate mousse, then check out our vegan chocolate mousseavocado chocolate mousse and chocolate mousse cake.

Ingredients

  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 50g golden caster sugar

ORANGE SHORTBREAD

  • 50g icing sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 100g plain flour
  • 25g cornflour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 125g butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1-2 tbsp orange blossom water

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the chocolate into the cream in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (be careful not to let the base of the bowl touch the water, or any water get into the chocolate), or in a microwave.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and then whisk in the sugar and keep whisking until you have a glossy mixture. Stir a third of the meringue into the chocolate, then gently fold in the rest. Divide between 4 pots and chill.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the icing sugar, flour, cornflour, ground almonds with the orange zest and rub in the butter. Stir in 1-2 tbsp orange blossom water and bring the mixture together to make a dough. Roll it out to make a rectangle on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Slice into fingers, cool, then
dust with icing sugar. Serve alongside the chilled chocolate mousse.

More chocolate mousse ideas below:

Vegan chocolate mousse

Silken tofu is the secret ingredient for this smooth and creamy (and totally vegan) chocolate mousse recipe. It makes a quick and easy yet impressive dessert.

Vegan chocolate mousse

Avocado chocolate mousse

Use avocado instead of cream or egg white to make a healthy vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. It's quite rich, so serve in small glass pots or shot glasses, and top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mousse cake

Satisfyingly smooth and indulgent, this malted chocolate mousse cake topped with crunchy salted pretzels is a perfect pudding to make for the holidays.

Chocolate Malt Cake Recipe

Dark chocolate mousse

Check out this indulgent chocolate mousse with soft blackberries and crunchy roasted hazelnuts. This easy dessert recipe comes from Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliot's.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Blackberries
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