Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chocolate mousse

Preparation time: 20 mins
Does not require cooking


250g dark chocolate
3 eggs
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp dark Rum (optional)
1 cup thick cream (whipped into soft peaks)

1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir chocolate until smooth and remove from heat.
2. Beat eggs & sugar in a bowl until thick and pale and double in volume.
3. Using a metal spoon fold the melted chocolate into this mixture then quicly fold in the whipped cream.
4. Spoon mousse into dessert glasses or ramekin dishes and chill for at least 2 hours or until set. Decorate with chocolate flakes.