This is a very simple recipe but also a small pain in the ass one. I love a one bowl recipe but this requires three. I just accept the nuisance of it and get them all out before I'm in the groove.This chocolate mousse is so blinkin worth it.
200gdark plain chocolate
4tablespoonshot strong coffee
Melt the chocolate, either carefully in 30 second bursts or in a bowl over a saucepan half full of simmering water. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and then whisk in 50g of the sugar.If using a food mixer then empty out whipped egg whites into a clean bowl and give the mixing bowl a quick rinse.er a saucepan of simmering water.
Whisk the egg yolks and remaining sugar until thick and pale, again empty out the egg mixture into a clean bowl and rinse the mixing bowl.
Stir the hot coffee into the melted chocolate and then mix into the eggs.
Whip the double cream until it is just holding it's shape.
Fold into the chocolate mixture followed by the egg whites. Be careful to fold in gently so as not knock out the air from the egg whites.
Pour into serving dishes or dish and put in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours.