Marbled White and Dark Chocolate Mousse

This recipe is one to impress. I do suggest making them smaller though, as these turned out huge! I’d highly recommend getting an electric whisk for this recipe as there is a lot of whisking involved. If you don’t have one, get ready for some very achy arms!

Chocolate Mousse 1

Chocolate Mousse 1

You will need:

  • 100g white chocolate
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 400ml double cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 75g caster sugar

This recipe makes enough for about 5 wine glasses (large portions!)

  1. Melt 100g of the dark chocolate and the 100g of white chocolate separately in bowls (I use a microwave) and leave them to cool.
  2. Separate the egg whites and yolks into two separate large bowls.
  3. Into a third large bowl, pour the cream.
  4. Pour the sugar into the yolks.
  5. Whisk the yolks and sugar until the mixture is pale and mousse-like.
  6. Whisk the cream until it just about holds its shape.
  7. Whisk the whites until they form soft peaks (hold it over your head and it shouldn’t fall out!)
  8. Fold the cream into the yolk and sugar, and then fold in the egg whites. Fold=be gentle!
  9. Half the mixture between two bowls.
  10. Mix the melted dark chocolate into one bowl and the melted white chocolate into the other. It’s really important the chocolate is cool before doing this.
  11. Pour one mixture into the other, and gently fold together to produce a marble effect. If you mix too much it will just become pale brown and not marbled.
  12. Pour the marbled mixture into your choice of glass. I used wine glasses, ramekins could also be used. Anything you like.
  13. Leave to set in the fridge for 4 hours.
  14. Decorate as required with the remaining dark chocolate. I melted the chocolate and poured it on the set mousse to form a chocolate top which looked quite classy. If you’re short of time you could just grate the chocolate on top. I love pistachios so I also finished with some crushed pistachios to add some colour. Be creative!

As you can see below, the chocolate top was just think enough to crack when attacked with a spoon. Perfect!

Chocolate Mousse 2

Chocolate Mousse 2

Enjoy!

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