Love chocolate? This is an easy way to have cupfuls
In the mood for a chocolatey dessert? Also in the mood to rustle up something on your own? This is an easy-to-make recipe for someone who doesn’t mind dirtying his/her hands a bit to earn a few compliments.
Belgian chocolate mousse in martini
2 tbsp cream
200g dark cooking chocolate, cut into pieces
4 egg yolks
A pinch of cream of tartar
6 egg whites
1 tbsp castor sugar
11/2 cups whipped cream
Place the cream and chocolate pieces in a bowl resting over a bain-marie over medium heat and whisk until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Remove the bowl from the bain-marie and stir in the egg yolks.
Add a pinch of cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat until fairly firm. Add the sugar and continue beating the whites into stiff peaks.
Using a whisk, gently incorporate a quarter of the beaten whites into the chocolate preparation, then carefully fold in the rest of the whites.
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe it into the glasses. Cover with plastic film and place in the refrigerator to set for half a day.
Before serving, pipe a little whipped cream on top of each mousse and garnish with a few raspberries.