Chocolate mascarpone mousse

20 Jun

Chocolate mascarpone mousse

Hands up if you don’t love chocolate mousse? [Peers around to see no hands raised]. Just as I thought. I personally love it but am often put off by the thought of making it as it always appears so faffy. 

After searching high and low for a recipe that I could get on board with I came across this easy chocolate mascarpone mousse by dessert guru Rachel Allen when I was looking for something to serve in mini glass jars.Of course, you could easily make it in one large bowl and serve it that way – I just love dainty little desserts.

This simple yet rich dessert has only five ingredients, uses just two eggs – which don’t require being whipped in two different processes, thus making heaps of mess – and is a doodle to make.

As there is alcohol and raw eggs you should advise your guests before serving – uncooked eggs can be dangerous for pregnant women, and the alcohol is not cooked off her, like it is in many of my recipes.

Plus, if you don’t have to share, you can eat the lot yourself. Happy days.

Chocolate mascarpone mousse. The Hungry Mum


100 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

75 g caster sugar

2 tablespoons brandy

2 eggs

250 g mascarpone

Chocolate mascarpone mousse - The Hungry Mum

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.

Stir 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 glass jars and place in fridge for a few hours before serving.

Serve with extra whipped cream, if you like.

Chocolate mascarpone mousse w brandy


19 Responses to “Chocolate mascarpone mousse”

  1. cookingwithshy June 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    Delicious…love the jar too..

  2. youthfoodblog June 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Good to learn how to make mousse.

  3. Freda @ Aromatic essence June 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Delicious! Looks so tempting!

  4. Eartha June 21, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    I almost missed the word “don’t” and started raising my hands. Good one. :). Love the ingredients and pics. Looks amazing.

  5. June 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    I love mousse as it just melts in your mouth. Like the addition of mascarpone 🙂

  6. heartandsoul974 June 21, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!😉

  7. KJ June 22, 2016 at 3:19 am #

    Looks delightful 🙂

  8. kieramayblack June 22, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    Delicious! Pinned to my Pinterest Foodie board for next time I need some inspo!

  9. Anna @ shenANNAgans June 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    An oldie but a delicious and classic oldie! I had a chocolate mousse cake at lunch time, it was good, but I prefer digging into a glass old school. 🙂

  10. Shari June 25, 2016 at 3:05 am #

    You post the best desserts! I love desserts in little glass jars, too. This looks amazing!

    • The Hungry Mum July 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

      Aww, ta Shari! That’s very kind of you. I should buy shares in sugar stocks 😉

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