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Chocolate Mousse

Jean's recipe is a straightforward classic - simple, rich and absolutely perfect!


  • 170g / 6oz good quality bitter dark chocolate

  • 4 organic eggs, separated

  • A shot of good quality Brandy

  • To serve

  • Cream

  • Raspberries

  • Redcurrants


  • 1.

    Place the chocolate into a bowl and bain marie (over a pan of simmering water) and melt it, taking care not to let the chocolate over heat, you don't want it burning on side or getting too hot. Then cool.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.

  • 3.

    In a separate stir the liqueur into the beaten egg yolks and add to the melted chocolate.

  • 4.

    Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and gently fold together.

  • 5.

    Divide evenly between four glasses or ramekins and chill.

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Posted by IngoReport
a dash of baileys did the trick - yum. Simple recipe that works every time. And lots of cream on top.