Rich Chocolate Mousse

Rich Chocolate Mousse
Preparation time
5 minutes, plus chilling
Cooking time
3–4 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • Directions
  • 175 g (6 oz) plain dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100 ml (3 fl oz) double cream
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

Put the chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and stir until the chocolate has melted. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then beat in the egg yolks one at a time.

Whisk the egg whites in a separate clean bowl until stiff, then lightly fold into the chocolate mixture until combined. Spoon the mousse into 4 dessert glasses or cups and chill for 2 hours. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.