Double chocolate mousse recipe

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A double chocolate mousse is a brilliant pud for dinner parties: layers of white and dark chocolate, chilled to perfection

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time1 hours (plus chilling time)

A double chocolate mousse is a brilliant pud for dinner parties: layers of white and dark chocolate, chilled to perfection! A chocolate mousse is such an indulgence, so there's nothing better than a mousse with two layers! This recipe is really easy to make and is perfect for a special occasion. It takes a little while to set, but that's ideal if you're expecting friends round, as it means you can get on with something else while it sits in the fridge. For a no-fuss dessert that goes great with fresh fruit or simply on its own, this is the one for you. Make it for a special occasion, or simply because you fancy something sweet - it's easy to make and you probably already have the ingredients in the fridge!

Ingredients

  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 150m double cream
  • 3 large Lion Quality eggs, separated
  • 2tbsp/30ml orange flavoured liqueur, brandy or rum (optional)
  • Grated chocolate or cocoa, to decorate

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Method

  1. Break the two chocolates into two small bowls, melt in the microwave or place one at time over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.
  2. Lightly whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are shiny and stiff.
  3. Stir the liqueur (optional) and two egg yolks into the dark chocolate, then fold in one third of the cream and half the egg whites.
  4. Stir the remaining egg yolk into the white chocolate, then fold in the remaining cream and egg whites.
  5. Layer the two mousses into four glasses and decorate with grated chocolate. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
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