Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolate mousse bombe recipe

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Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolate mousse bombe
  • healthy
Serves20
SkillMedium
Preparation Time30 mins plus setting
Total Time30 mins plus setting
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories284 Kcal14%
Fat19 g27%
Saturated Fat10 g50%
Carbohydrates21 g8%

Need some inspiration for your festive centrepiece? Look no further than our Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolate mousse bombe!

Our Elizabeth Shaw mint choc mousse bombe is a winning gluten-free (opens in new tab) dessert option everyone will love this Christmas or New Year. Chocolate mousse (opens in new tab) is our top dinner party dessert (opens in new tab) because chocolate desserts are the ultimate crowd-pleaser right? This version really takes the humble chocolate mousse to the next level but it's easier to make than it looks.

While our mousse bombe takes a little preparation and patience, we promise it’s worth the effort! We love using the Elizabeth Shaw dark mint crisp chocolates (opens in new tab) to create a simple and effective art deco-inspired pattern but you can experiment with your own design. 

Ingredients

For the mousse:

  • 12 eggs, separated
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • 400g dark chocolate, melted, but not too hot
  • 300ml whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 50g Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Mint Flutes, cut into small pieces, optional

For the glaze:

  • 100g (15) Elizabeth Shaw Dark Mint Crisp Chocolates
  • 1tbsp golden syrup

For the decorations:

  • 100g (15) Elizabeth Shaw Dark Mint Crisp Chocolates, cut in halves and quarters
  • Gold lustre

You will also need:

  • 20cm dome mould or metal bowl

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Method

  1. Layout two large sheets of clingfilm and put into the mould so they cover the entirety on the inside with the edges overhanging. Press down with a tea towel to make it as smooth as possible. 
  2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. In a large bowl use a hand whisk to mix the egg yolks, sugar and 1/2tsp salt until pale. Mix half of the melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in the whipped cream followed by the remaining chocolate. Now fold in the egg whites until there are no flecks of white visible. Fold through the mint flutes if using. Put the mixture into the mould. Level the top and freeze for 6 hrs or until firm. 
  3. Once set remove the mousse from the mould and put onto the serving plate and peel away the clingfilm. To make the glaze melt the ingredients with 30ml water in a bain-marie. Stir and transfer into a jug. Pour over the mousse so it covers it entirely. Arrange the chocolates in a pattern around the base and dust with the gold lustre.
Top Tip for making Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolate mousse bombe

The trick is to use a hot knife to neatly cut the chocolates - this will stop them from breaking and will make sure you get a clean cut everytime.

Rose Fooks
Rose Fooks

Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.