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Dark chocolate mousse

You'll need

200 gm dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped 80 gm raw caster sugar 3 egg yolks 1 egg 150 ml pouring cream 100 gm crème fraîche 30 ml chocolate liqueur


  • 01
  • Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, combine sugar and 40ml water in a small saucepan, stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Cook until mixture reaches 115C on a sugar thermometer (1 minute).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, whisk yolks and egg in an electric mixer until pale. Whisking continuously, add hot syrup in a thin steady stream down side of bowl, then whisk until cooled to room temperature (15-20 minutes). Fold through chocolate and set aside.
  • 04
  • Whisk cream, crème fraîche and liqueur in a bowl to soft peaks, fold into chocolate mixture and refrigerate until chilled and set (30-40 minutes).

Note This recipe makes about 800ml.

At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 10 people

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Nov 2010

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