You know you’re in for a great post when you read the words chocolate mousse! Am I right?
We had some guests over for dinner last night, and the first thing I always think of when having guests over or even going out to eat is what will I have for dessert. Yes, it’s true, I’m a sucker for sweet things!
Anyhoo I’ve been playing around with the idea of trying out a recipe I came across a while ago but just haven’t had the opportunity to do so. So this was the perfect occassion to make it.
Here’s the recipe, so you all can try it out:
Instant Chocolate Mousse – Courtesy of Nigella Lawson.
- 150g mini marshmallows
- 50g soft butter
- 250g good dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces
- 60ml hot water from a recently boiled kettle
- 1 x 284ml tub double cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.
- Put the saucepan on the hob, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt the contents, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile, whip the cream with the vanilla extract until thick, and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.
- Pour or scrape into 4 glasses or ramekins, about 175ml each in capacity, or 6 smaller (125ml) ones, and chill until you want to eat. The sooner the better!
Serves 4 – 6.
When going to buy the ingredients, I could not find “a good dark chocolate” as Nigella suggests you use. So I got what was available which I’m ashamed to say was not the best quality of dark chocolate as it was sweetened a bit too much. But the mousse came out delicious anyway. So just a note that if you can’t find the chocolate or don’t appreciate dark chocolate, it will taste as good with any other substitute.
Also as far as I know and have seen here in Zimbabwe, I have not come across mini marshmallows, so I bought the regular large ones and chopped them up to make for easy and quicker melting.
And some pictures that will get you motivated to make this!