1. Make sure the glasses you will be putting the mousse into are nice and clean, give them a quick wipe out with a clean tissue.
2. lightly whisk up to egg yolks until mixed well.
3. melt the 60% Dark chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted, stirring inbetween. it doesnt matter if it gets a little too warm as it will all be mixed in.
4. with a small teaspoon drizzle a very small amount of chocolate around the edges of the glasses.
** TOP TIP** hold the glass at an angle and move it around while the chocolate drizzles off the spoon.
5. Using a hand whisk or electric if you prefer whisk the egg white to stiff peaks. this means so the egg will at least triple in size and go very fluffy looking. slant the bowl to one side and if it still looks like it will tip about the bowl whisk some more.
** TIP ** if your brave enough put the bowl over your head to see if the you have whisked to stiff peaks. if you have it shouldnt fall out!!
6. With a silicone spatula quickly mix the melted chocolate with egg yolks ** if the chocolate has set slightly quickly put it back into the microwave for 30seconds**
7. ensuring the egg whites have not deflated fold in the chocolate mixture slowly being sure not to beat too much air out but in the meantime throroughly mixing so there are no white patches. You will start to see the mousse setting.
8. Quickly spoon the mixture evenly into the glasses and refrigerate for a few hours. sprinkle with decorations before eating.
Delicious Dark chocolate Mousse
A delicious mousse finish to any meal. Something that both adults and children will love. This Chocolate Mousse is so easy to make it literally takes you minutes depending on how basic you want to keep it.
Ingridients Makes 3-6 depending on glass size
3 Large egg whites
3 Egg yolks
25g 60% Dark chocolate (available to purchase from us) Click here
* silicone spatula required, small glasses and a whisk.
If you want to jazz the finish up a little you can top it off with some edible chocolate flowers, sprinkles, or even a biscuit.
( the instructions looks alot but i have set it out in a simple way.)
Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake Topped with Caramelised Carrot
A chocolatey twist on a tranditional carrot cake served nicely alongside a cup of afternoon tea.
Difficulty - easy Serves - 12
200g self raising flour
100g white caster sugar
100g soft brown sugar
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 finely grated carrot
small bowl of carrot ribbons
150g 70% Dark chooclate
How to make
Heat the oven to 180c and grease cake tin
1. Cream the butter and sugar together
2. Mix in the eggs well. and mix into the butter and sugar.
3. add the grated carrot and stir until well mixed.
4. sift the flour, spices and baking powder into the mixture and fold in well.
5. melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts, being careful not to burn the chocolate.
6. add the melted chocolate, to the cake mixture and stir well until the chocolate is well mixed in.
7. pour the cake mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
** to check if the cake is done insert a skewer in the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean you know its ready**
When the cake has cooled cut in half and fill with a layer of either cream or jam, or truffle filling which will be fetured in another recipe soon.
To make the caramelised carrot
Melt 100g of white sugar in a saucepan.
You need to watch this or it will burn!
when all the sugar crystals have dissolved and it starts to turn a carmel colour take off the heat immediately and add the carrot ribbons.
the sugar and carrot will star to foam slightly.
coat the carrot evenly then take out and place on a plate to set.
** HOT SUGAR WILL BURN PLEASE DO NOT LET CHILDREN DO THIS PART OF THE RECIPE**