Waitrose

Chocolate & brandy mousse

  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

150g dark chocolate, plus extra to serve
6 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg whites
100g golden caster sugar
1 tbsp brandy
75ml double cream
4 shortbread fingers
 

Method

1. Break up the chocolate into pieces and melt in a heatproof bowl placed over a pan of simmering water.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites until they reach soft peaks. While still whisking, gradually add the sugar 1 tbsp at a time until incorporated and the whites are stiff and glossy.

3. Remove the chocolate from the heat and beat in one-third of the egg whites.

4. Now gently fold through the remaining two-thirds being careful not to beat the air from the mix. Add the brandy and work in until you reach a smooth mixture.

5. Divide the mixture between 4 serving glasses and cool in the fridge for 2 hours.

6. When ready to serve, whip up the double cream and spoon a little mound atop each mousse. Finish with a dusting of grated dark chocolate over the top and serve with the shortbread fingers.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes + chilling
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes + chilling

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,248kJ
538kcals
Fat 31.3g
Saturated Fat 19.9g
Carbohydrate 55g
Sugars 41.5g
Protein 9.1g
Salt 0.4g
Fibre 1.5g

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