“Sometimes rules are made to be broken. Water is supposed to be the enemy of chocolate but here it’s the key to a mousse that’s astonishingly simple to make and, since no cream is involved, has a gratifyingly intense chocolatey flavour.”
Heston's Two-ingredient chocolate mousse
350g dark chocolate, 70% minimum cocoa solids, finely chopped
270ml hot water
1 Place the chocolate in a bowl and add 270ml of hot water. Using a whisk, mix until the chocolate has dissolved.
2 Place the bowl over an iced water bath and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken.
3 Remove the bowl from the iced water bath and continue whisking until the mixture just becoming soft set. Serve immediately.
If the mousse becomes too set, just sit it over a bain marie for a few seconds to loosen it up.
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