Super delicious easy chocolate mousse that's perfect for 2 to celebrate any special occasion. This mousse has that airy and smooth texture that we always look for in a perfect mousse. Try, you won't be disappointed.
3.2ozsemi sweet chocolate 55% cocoa, chopped in small pieces
2tspunsalted butter(10 gr), melted
pinch of salt
1egg, room temperature
1/4cupwhipping cream min 35% fat(60 ml), chilled
some whipped cream
some chocolate shavings
Separate the egg white and yolk, put each in a different bowl.
Add sugar into the egg white and whisk until firm peaks. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk whipping cream until stiff peaks. Lightly beat the egg yolk and add it into whipped cream. Gently fold to mix. Don't over mix. Set aside.
Melt chocolate in microwave. Add in melted butter, vanilla extract and salt. Mix everything together. Leave it to cool slightly before continuing.
Add 1 tbsp of whipped cream yolk mixture into the chocolate mixture. Mix everything until well combined. Then pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl containing whipped cream yolk mixture. Gently fold to mix everything well. Don't over mix.
Add 1 tbsp of egg white mixture and fold to temper the mixture. Then add it to the bowl containing egg white mixture. Gently fold to mix everything well. Don't over mix.
Divide equally into 2 glasses. Cover them with cling film and chill in the fridge overnight.
How To Serve
Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings on top.
How To Get Airy Smooth Texture
When folding, always do it gently to avoid deflating all the air that we've incorporated. Preserving the air will make the mousse airy and smooth.
Do not over mix. Folding roughly and over mixing will result in dense mousse texture.