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Easy Black Forest Chocolate Mousse

By July 06, 2015 ,

Today's recipe is so luxurious you probably wouldn't believe me if I said there's only three ingredients in the chocolate mousse! Just some chocolate, sugar and an egg are needed to make these rich desserts- simple, right? The method is for two portions, perfect for a date night, or can easily be doubled or tripled for family and friend gatherings. Topping the mousse with cream and cherries is always a winner, and goes down a treat for black forest lovers too! Here's how to make them~
 85g/ 3oz dark chocolate, 1 large egg, 14g/ 0.5oz caster sugar, extra thick double cream, fresh cherries
Break up the chocolate and place in a bowl over a saucepan half full of water, so that the water doesn't touch the bowl.
Bring the water to the boil, then reduce to a low heat so that the chocolate melts slowly, occasionally stirring to ensure even heating.
Once the chocolate has melted, stir well and leave to cool slightly for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, separate the egg and whisk up the egg whites to form soft peaks, then add the sugar. Whisk again until the egg is glossy.
Add the egg yolk into the chocolate, stir well.
Use a metal spoon to fold in the egg whites carefully to retain the air bubbles.
Spoon into ramekins or glasses, cover with cling film and put them in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Once set, add thick double cream or whipped cream onto the mousse and sprinkle with chocolate shavings (I just used a vegetable peeler on the side of a block of chocolate!)
Top with cherries and serve with a bowl of even more cherries- they taste great dipped into the cream!
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