Perfect for a romantic night in, Peter Gilmore’s mouth-watering chocolate mousse will have your special someone pleading for a second serving. Brought to you by Electrolux.


  • 325g dark chocolate

  • 500mL cream

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 50g caster (superfine) sugar

  • ½ vanilla bean, split and scraped

  • 3 egg whites


  • 1.

    Finely chop the chocolate and melt it over a double boiler and keep warm. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.

  • 2.

    Make a sabayon by combining the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla bean. Cook over a double boiler, whisking continuously until the egg yolks become thick and glossy, then remove the sabayon from the heat. Have the whipped cream nearby.

  • 3.

    Pour all of the melted chocolate into the warm sabayon and with a large hand whisk, beat as fast as you can to incorporate all the chocolate into the sabayon. The chocolate will begin to seize; at that point you will need to add 1 large kitchen spoonful of cream and whisk vigorously for a further 1 minute. The chocolate, egg and cream mixture will now be more workable and relatively stable. You should have half the whipped cream left.

  • 4.

    Immediately whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Place the whisked egg whites and the remaining cream on top of the chocolate mixture and gently fold through until well incorporated.

  • 5.

    Gently place the mousse into serving glasses and refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours before serving. Serve with fresh raspberries.

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