KHK Family Favourite Chocolate Mousse

At every dinner party I ever remember, my family has made this chocolate mousse up in individual ramekins, served it with some cream & a coffee, and it disappears in minutes with guests left licking the dishes!

The key to the richest chocolate mousse is a small and strong shot of fresh coffee. Do not worry if you or your guests aren’t coffee drinkers. The coffee just adds depth to the chocolate, creating a rich pudding, and you can’t actually taste it.
Depending on the occasion though you can substitute out the coffee for rum – I would very much recommend this trick!

INGREDIENTS:

For each person you are feeding, you will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coffee granules or rum

METHOD:

  1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites
  2. Make a bonnemare (a glass bowl sat on top of a saucepan of boiling water) 
  3. In a mug, make up the coffee with ~1-3 tbsp of boiling water to form a very strong liquid
  4. Break up the dark chocolate and add it into the glass bowl with the fresh coffee
  5. Stir until melted and combined
  6. Take off the heat and add one egg yolk at a time, beating into a glossy mixture
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs whites into firm peaks
  8. Take 3 tbsp of the chocolate mixture and carefully add one spoonful at a time into the egg whites, folding carefully with a metal spoon to conserve the air bubbles
  9. Add half of the egg white mixture at a time back into the chocolate mixture, carefully folding in with a metal spoon
  10. Serve into small ramekins, or in this case my Babushka’s teacups to keep with family tradition, and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight. 
  11. Serve with fresh berries and/or cream 

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