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Chocolate Mousse

If there is one thing our Dad can do in the kitchen, it is make Chocolate Mousse. For as long as we can both remember, before any special dinner which deserved a dessert, Dad would be in the kitchen whipping up egg whites and melting chocolate for his special dessert. The only downside to this dessert however, is that once you try this mousse any other that you have will be simply disappointing. Consider yourselves warned.

Leish was in charge of organising a dessert to take round for dinner with her friends, so she got busy in the kitchen on the Friday afternoon while Holly helped with taste testing and giving her opinion whether it was wanted or not.

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Ingredients:

125g dark chocolate (we prefer Whittakers)

1 tablespoon Brandy

4 eggs, separated

1 cup of cream

  1. Chop chocolate roughly, put into top of double saucepan and stir over hot water until melted. Remove from heat, cool slightly, gradually add brandy and egg yolks. Beat until mixture is smooth and thick
  2. Whip cream (make sure you don’t over-whip it otherwise it will be difficult to fold!) Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture
  3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form (again, do not over beat)
  4. Fold half of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold the remaining half. Spoon mixture into four individual dishes or one large dish. Refrigerate until firm. We garnished ours with raspberries, grated chocolate and mint but feel free to be creative

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