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Chocolate mousse is so easy to make and it’s such a lovely treat and you want to indulge just a little. I recommend using decent quality dark chocolate to make this as that will make a big difference in taste! Once you have the basic method down pat, experiment with some alcohol or coffee for a bit of a kick.

Chocolate Mousse (Taste.com.au)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hr 15 minutes

Ingredients
300g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
3 eggs
45g caster sugar
1 tbsp good-quality cocoa powder, sifted
300ml thickened cream
Strawberries

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Method
1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

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2. Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with a mixer for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thick and doubled in volume. Fold in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined.

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3. In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened (be careful not to over-beat). Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, trying to keep the mixture as light as possible.

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4. Spoon into 6 serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving, then top with strawberries.

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Rich chocolatey creamy goodness. Add in some fresh strawberries for a lighter combination.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 75minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 75minutes
Chocolate Mousse
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Rich chocolatey creamy goodness. Add in some fresh strawberries for a lighter combination.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 75minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 75minutes
Ingredients
  • 300g Dark ChocolateChopped
  • 3 Eggs
  • 45g Caster Sugar
  • 1tbsp Cocoa PowderSifted
  • 300ml Thickened Cream
  • StrawberriesTo Serve
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Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don't let the bowl touch the water). Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with a mixer for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thick and doubled in volume. Fold in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened (be careful not to over-beat). Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, trying to keep the mixture as light as possible.
  4. Spoon into 6 serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving, then top with strawberries.
Recipe Notes

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  • Add in 1 tbsp of Cognac (or another quality brandy) or Grand Marnier to the melting chocolate for a kick.
  • For a flavour twist, add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to the chocolate as it melts.
  • If you want a bit of coffee flavour, add two tablespoons of prepared strong black coffee to the chocolate when melting.
  • Top with extra whipped cream and chocolate shavings
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