Jamie Oliver’s Thick Chocolate Mousse
April 17, 2014

Hi, Felicity here with another chocolate fix – this one is perfect for a no-fuss Easter Sunday pud!

Everyone needs a quick and easy chocolate mousse recipe and this is my favourite.  I promise you that it takes no more than 15 minutes to make but tastes divine.  I often serve it in shot glasses to make it look more posh!

So here’s the recipe (serves 8):

2 x 100g bars good quality dark chocolate
a small knob of butter
2 tablespoons golden caster sugar
300ml double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
2 large eggs
splash of brandy, Armagnac or Grand Marnier (optional)
cocoa powder for dusting

Chocolate Mousse

Break up the chocolate bars, tip into a heatproof bowl with the butter and melt over simmering water.  Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile add the sugar to the cream and vanilla extract and whip until silky with soft peaks.  Don’t over whip because your mousse will end up solid!

Separate the eggs.  Add the yolks to the cream and stir in.  Put the whites into a clean bowl; add a pinch of salt and whisk until stiff.

By now the chocolate should be melted so spoon it into the bowl of whipped cream with a swig of liqueur (if you want) and stir through.  Gently fold in the egg whites then either transfer to ramekins, shot glasses or leave in the bowl you have made it in and chill (either in the freezer if you are in a hurry or in the fridge if you are not).  It’s that easy!

You can get Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals book from Amazon.

This is one of my Top 10 easy chocolate recipes.

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