Happy Easter everyone, for today or tomorrow depending on whereabouts in the world you are. Hope you’re having a great day celebrating with friends and family!
I made this super delicious chocolate mousse dessert for Easter with my family. It was actually my first time ever making mousse and I loved the way it turned out! Let me know if you try it 🙂 I must warn you, it’s super rich and chocolatey, so next time I might not put quite as much dark chocolate in.
Serves: 6 (and maybe another small bowl)
Prep time: 30 minutes
Refrigeration time: at least two hours (but I made mine in the morning, refrigerated it throughout the day and served at night)
300g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon good-quality cocoa powder, sifted
300ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve
250g fresh strawberries, chopped
Cadbury flake (to sprinkle over)
Something to decorate with (I used these cute flags that come in a cupcake kit)
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thick and doubled in volume (It was a little tricky to know when it was thick enough, but as long as you’ve beat it for at least 5 minutes on a medium speed it should be fine). Fold in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined.
In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened (be careful not to over-beat). Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, trying to keep the mixture as light as possible. Spoon into 6 serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours (mine was made in the morning, refrigerated all day, then served up at night). Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving, then top with extra whipped cream, strawberries and decoration 🙂
– What did you do/are doing for Easter? Let me know!
Have a great day 🙂