Lorna's Tasty Treats

Chocolate Mousse  

Makes 6 ramekins or one large dish

Preparation: 15 minutes

Ingredients

175 g. good quality plain chocolate, broken into pieces [Use a whole bar except for 2 squares]

2 tablespoons strong black coffee

4 eggs, separated

1 tablespoon of rum or cognac [optional]

 

Method

1. Put the chocolate pieces and coffee in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of hot water and heat gently until the chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.

2. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly whilst you separate the eggs.

3. Beat the egg yolks and gradually stir into the chocolate mixture with a metal spoon. Stir in the rum and put to one side.

4. Beat the egg whites until stiff in a separate bowl. Carefully fold into the chocolate mixture, again using a metal spoon, until thoroughly combined. [The mixture should look like very thick cream.]

5. Spoon into six individual ramekins or glasses or into a large bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours so that it sets. [Either prepare in the morning for an evening meal, or leave overnight in the fridge]

 

Additional options

1. Whip some cream and pipe / put a spoonful on top of each mousse.

2. Grate the remaining 2 squares of chocolate using a potato peeler and sprinkle on top of each mousse. [if you havenít eaten them!]

 

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