…. And I’m back! First post of 2013 and yes! It is all about chocolate! Hands up if you don’t love chocolate mousse? [Peers around to see no hands raised]. Just as I thought. It is creamy, it is rich and it is truly decadent. It totally fit the bill for my guest at the New Year’s Eve bash at casa Hungry Mum [and Hungry Dad].
I found this recipe by dessert guru Rachel Allen when I was looking for something to serve in mini glass jars. Yes, like half the planet, I am in love with munchkin-sized servings [means you can have more than one].
I totally meant to snap a pic of these delectable beauties served with double cream and dainty spoon but I may or may not have been champagnely-challenged and didn’t get to it. So you’ll just have to trust me when I say this is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made. Ever.
Plus it has only 5 ingredients and is a doodle to make.
100 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces,
75 g caster sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
250 g mascarpone
Let’s get to it:
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water until melted and glossy. Remove from the heat.
Tip in sugar, brandy and eggs and, using a hand-held electric beater, whisk for five minutes.
Whisk in the mascarpone for a few seconds, just until combined.
Divide between glasses jars and place in fridge for a few hours before serving.