Chocolate Mousse

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Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 20mins

Difficulty:
Serves: 8

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: dessert · chocolate ·

Ingredients

450g good quality dark chocolate, in small pieces
25ml brandy
5 egg whites
4 egg yolks
300ml cream, whipped

Method

1. Place chocolate, brandy & 50ml of water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Place over low heat & warm until chocolate hs melted. Leave to cool for 5mins.

2. In a small clean dry bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

3. Add egg yolks to chocolate mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Fold cream into chocolate mixture & then fold in egg white ini two batches, using a large metal spoon.

5. Pour chocolate mousse into serving bowls or glasses & refrigerate until set.

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