Chocolate mousse recipe

kiwitel, May 1, 3:26am
I have never made chocolate mousse from scratch and I would like to make one to take to a dinner. I have only used packet mixes.
I searched the recipes posted during the past year on here, using 'mousse' as the keyword- but no luck.
Does anyone have a delicious recipe they are happy to share?
Many thanks.

shakirafan, May 1, 4:54am
This one is delicious, I used sugarfree marshmallows instead of regular to cut down on a bit of sugar. It’s sooooo delicious and very easy.

davidt4, May 1, 5:37am
If you want one that isn't too sweet try this recipe, from the great food writer Elizabeth David. Use the best quality chocolate you can find.

Chocolate Mousse

175g top quality dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids.
1 tab brandy or rum or strong coffee
30g unsalted butter
4 eggs, separated

In a bowl over simmering water melt the chocolate in the brandy. Stir until completely smooth and cool for 10 minutes. Stir again, and add butter, stir until amalgamated. Stir in egg yolks until complete amalgamated. Whisk egg whites to soft peaks (not stiff and dry), fold in a third until completely amalgamated. Very gently fold in remaining egg white until just combined.

Pour into glasses or ramekins and chill several hours until set. Improves with at least 24 hours chilling and will keep at least 5 days in the fridge.

kiwitel, May 1, 6:49am
Thank you both so much.

samanya, Sep 28, 8:04am
I've never made one either & I am definitely going to try the davidt4" recipe . anything that can be made ahead suits my style, when catering for a crowd.
Thanks davidt4, it's C & Pd to file.

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