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Chocolate mousse

  • serves 8
  • A little effort

This chocolate mousse recipe comes from Augustine Kitchen. It's deliciously silky and rich but is really simple to make. You can make it well in advance, so it's a great one to impress with at a dinner party - guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Ingredients

  • dark chocolate 200g, broken into pieces
  • eggs 6, separated
  • golden caster sugar 25g
  • double cream 150ml, softly whipped
  • seasonal fruit to serve (raspberries, orange segments or poached pear)

crumble topping

  • butter 25g
  • plain flour 25g
  • golden caster sugar 20g
  • ground almonds 20g
  • cocoa powder 1 tsp

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the mousse, put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and add 2 tbsp of water. Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water, until the chocolate melts, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

  • Step 2

    Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff and beat the yolks with the sugar until they’re a little paler. Once the chocolate has cooled slightly, pour over the egg yolks and mix well.

  • Step 3

    Gradually add the egg whites and fold in very gently with a large metal spoon. Divide between eight small serving dishes and leave to set overnight in the fridge.

  • Step 4

    To make the crumble topping, heat the oven to 150c/fan 130/gas 2. Rub the butter with the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Spread over a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, then leave to cool.

  • Step 5

    To serve the mousse, top with a spoon of cream and sprinkle over some of the crumble topping. Serve with seasonal fruit.

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