Double chocolate mousse
Prep time:(plus chilling time)
Skill level: Easy peasy
A double chocolate mousse is a brilliant pud for dinner parties: layers of white and dark chocolate, chilled to perfection! A chocolate mousse is such an indulgence, so there's nothing better than a mousse with two layers! This recipe is really easy to make and is perfect for a special occasion. It takes a little while to set, but that's ideal if you're expecting friends round, as it means you can get on with something else while it sits in the fridge. For a no-fuss dessert that goes great with fresh fruit or simply on its own, this is the one for you. Make it for a special occasion, or simply because you fancy something sweet - it's easy to make and you probably already have the ingredients in the fridge!
- 100g plain chocolate
- 100g white chocolate
- 150m double cream
- 3 large Lion Quality eggs, separated
- 2tbsp/30ml orange flavoured liqueur, brandy or rum (optional)
- Grated chocolate or cocoa, to decorate
- Break the two chocolates into two small bowls, melt in the microwave or place one at time over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.
- Lightly whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are shiny and stiff.
- Stir the liqueur (optional) and two egg yolks into the dark chocolate, then fold in one third of the cream and half the egg whites.
- Stir the remaining egg yolk into the white chocolate, then fold in the remaining cream and egg whites.
- Layer the two mousses into four glasses and decorate with grated chocolate. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.