Haighs Chocolate Mousse

Haighs is a South Australian chocolatier. In addition to making amazing chocolates they have produced a cook book and have a range of tasty chocolate recipes on their website. This post is about their decadent chocolate mousse.01 cookbook

This recipe is more or less the same as the Haigh’s Chocolate Mousse recipe. I substituted 1/3 of the dark chocolate for milk chocolate and used 50mL less cream because I bought the wrong size container.

Start by melting the chocolate and butter. I used the double boiler method for this, but you could also use a microwave on a low heat setting. Once the butter and chocolate have melted let them cool slightly then add one egg yolk, stir and set aside.

02 melt choc pic pageWhisk two egg whites until soft peaks form, slowly beat in 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.

In a separate bowl whip 200mL cream until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture.

03-3stepsFold the egg whites into the chocolate, then fold in the whipped cream.

I served my chocolate mousse as one layer in an amazing mousse dessert.

04 mousseIngredients: 100g dark chocolate, 50g milk chocolate, 15g butter,1 egg yolk, 2 egg whites, 2T sugar, 200mL cream.

Equipment: saucepan and bowl (double boiler method, otherwise bowl and microwave), electric beater, 2 bowls, spoon.

Steps:

  1. Chocolate: Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, cool slightly, add an egg yolk, stir and set aside.
  2. Egg whites: Whisk two egg whites and beat until soft peaks form, slowly beat in 2 tablespoons of sugar. Fold the egg whites into the cooled chocolate.
  3. Cream: In a separate bowl whip 200mL of cream until soft peaks form, fold into the chocolate and egg white mix. Layer on top of the biscuit base.
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