Cheeky Chocolate Mousse

We love this recipe at PP HQ. So much so, that there is often a bit of a push and shove at the lunch table on a Monday to “bagsy” one! The best thing about this indulgent delight is that it not only tastes great, it is also good for you! Dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants and a recent article in the huffington post made for some interesting reading.S.Choc.Mouss

Eat as a mousse or pop it into the freezer to make a lovely ice cream

Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian


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Ingredients:

  • 100g plain dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 8 free-range egg whites, at room temperature
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

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Preparation:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl isn’t touching the water. Leave to cool slightly and then stir in the cocoa powder.
  2.  The secret to this recipe is to have the temperature of the chocolate and eggs similar so nothing is shocked. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry and grease-free bowl until they form soft peaks, then fold them into the cooled melted chocolate.
  3. Spoon the mixture into small cups or ramekins and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

To Serve:

Dust with a little cocoa powder before serving. Why not top with raspberries or hazelnuts to give it some extra crunch and flavour?

Recipe and photo taken from The Pure Package: The DIET for Food Lovers, Jennifer Irvine, available from all leading retailers and from Amazon