Today here in Oz (New Years Day) we have a friend coming for lunch and she loves her sweet dessert, therefore I have made this awesome Chilli Chocolate Mousse. It is only a hint of chilli so don’t be put of by the name. The rest of the meal will be healthy, so I figure we can have an indulgence.
Hope you all have a wonderful 2015.
Dark Chilli Chocolate Mousse
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes
2x100g blocks Lindt Excellence Chilli dark chocolate, chopped
4 eggs, separated
½ cup caster sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
300ml tub thickened cream
Dark chocolate shaving to decorate
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until almost melted. Remove from heat. Stir until smooth. Alternatively melt in microwave (it takes about 1 ½ minutes)
Beat egg whites in a bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. With the motor running add sugar, I tablespoon at a time. Beat until glossy.
Stir egg yolks into melted chocolate. Fold in egg white mixture until just combined.
Beat cream in a bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
Spoon mousse evenly among six serving glasses (1 cup capacity). Refrigerate, covered, for several hours, or until set. Decorate to your liking with chocolate shavings