Mousse au Chocolat

My mum’s friend gave her this recipe yonks ago and I still make it often. It’s an authentic French mousse au chocolate – rich with chocolate, light with airy bubbles and delectably decadent. Just ignore the calories 😉

You need:
6 eggs, separated
300g chocolate. I use a mix of plain and milk if making it for all of us. If it’s just adults then I only use plain
3 tbsp sugar
a good slug of alcohol – usually grand marnier or cointreau

Begin by melting the chocolate slowly over a saucepan of simmering water. Meanwhile whisk the egg whites till floppily stiff. Don’t over beat or it’s hard to mix them into the chocolate mix. Mix the yolks with the sugar and booze. Once the chocolate has melted let it cool for a few mins then combine with the yolk mixture. Slacken it off with a spoonful of the whites and then carefully fold in the remainder of the whites. Pour into serving glasses and leave to chill for a couple of hours.

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