choc mousse

choc mousse

I love to finish a home-cooked meal with a home-made pudding, but with five children I often end up time poor and pudding can easily be a bridge too far. As my children often eat up all their dinner and cry, ‘what’s for pudding’ and I don’t like the disappointed groans I get when I say, ‘no pudding tonight’, I have developed as repertoire of quick fix desserts and the chocolate mousse one I’m sharing with you is simple and delicious.

This is a simple recipe for chocolate mousse that looks great served in vintage cup or decorative coffee cups.


These mousses are great for dinner parties as not only are they easy to make, but they can be made ahead of time







300g good quality dark chocolate


6 free range egg seperated


3 tbsp brandy










Dark chocolate mousse in a mug.

melt chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water

when fully melted set aside to cool a little

whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form stiff peaks

whisk the eggs yolks one at a time into the chocolate

whisk in the brandy

Fold in the egg whites, taking care not to knock all the air out of the mixture

Divide mixture between cups and chill for 3 hours before serving