Tuesday, 10 July 2012

DARK CHOCOLATE & LIME MOUSSE



Instead of lime in this recipe, you could add orange rind and juice or even a small amount of rum or brandy. The dark chocolate mousse is also really tasty just plain and simple. I have made a version of this recipe without the lime and topped with whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts which tasted amazingly like Ferrero Rocher - YUM!


SERVES: 8 small portions or 4-6 large

INGREDIENTS:
125g good quality dark chocolate - The best you can find!
150ml single cream
50ml milk
zest & juice of half a lime
3 eggs, separated

TO SERVE:
Handful of raspberries dipped in chocolate

METHOD:
1. Chop the dark chocolate quite finely.

2. Place the milk and cream into a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil.

3. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites until just stiff. Be careful not to over whip. Make sure that your bowl or mixer is spotlessly clean and dry before adding the egg whites.

4. Once the milk and cream comes to the boil, remove from the heat and add the chocolate, lime juice and zest. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is smooth and shiny.

5.When the mixture has cooled slightly whisk in the egg yolks.

6. Add a small amount of the whisked egg whites to the chocolate mixture, gently folding in. Fold in the remaining egg white being careful not to remove the air from the mixture.

7. Pour the mousse into your serving glasses or cups and place in the refrigerator to set for an hour or two.

8. Serve with some chocolate dipped raspberries on top.





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