Friday, 13 December 2013

Boozy Chocolate mousse - recipe

Thornton's (the chocolate/toffee people) recently sent me some of their Chocolate liquer to try and just in time for Christmas.

Its quite a creamy and rather delicious Chocolate liquer that you could put in all sorts of things including hot chocolate, and poured over ice cream if you fancy an easy way to jazz up a few things, but I thought I would try it in a dessert, as well as sampling a glass over ice (its called chefs perks...and it was GOOD!).

Chocolate mousse is not a new recipe and has been around for years in various guises, you can jazz up a chocolate mouse with all kinds of things, vanilla, chilli, ginger, coffee, spices and of course booze. This mousse was dead easy to make and would be ideal to make in advance and wow your grown up guests with. The richness of the dark chocolate offset by the creamy liquer was a really great double act.

The chocolate liquer on its own was really good too...the liquer laced mousse alongside a glass of the liquer on its own would make a great finish to any Christmas meal.

Just remember as this is an alcoholic drink this would not suit children and any designated drivers would need to take care too.

Ingredients:
150g dark chocolate (I used Green and Blacks 70%)
2 large free range eggs separated
1tbsp golden caster sugar
125ml double cream, whipped
1 or 2 tbsp Thornton's chocolate liquer
Method:
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water that has boiled and is simmering, make sure the bowl does not come into contact with the water.
2. Once the eggs are separated beat the yolks with the sugar until pale. Add the melted chocolate and mix quickly to combine.
3. In a stand mixer beat the eggs whites until they form peaks.
4. Beat the double cream in another bowl until stiff then add the Thornton/s chocolate liquer (between 1 and 2 tablespoons) and mix.
5. Fold 2 tablespoons of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate, then add the rest of the egg whites and fold again, once incorporated fold in the whipped cream/liquer mixture, gently does it as you want this to be light and fluffy.
6. Serve in glasses with an edible festive gold star or two. Grab a spoon and dive in!

N.B. This post was not sponsored by Thornton's, but they did provide the liquer and the ingredients I used to make this recipe; all opinions on this item are are mine and Thornton's have not tried to influence my views.

5 comments:

  1. oooh, how lovely... I have some Bailey's chocolate that this would work well with!... must give this a go!

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  2. Not a fan of Baileys here Dom, as it has that coffee hint and I detest coffee :-( x This is to die for though.

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  3. Well I love choc mousse and I'm always up for a liqueur so this sounds wonderful to me. It may sound odd but I fancy a small, chilled glass of the choc liqueur alongside a cup of hot chocolate. Taking a sip of those alternately would be an interesting taste experience.

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  4. Wow! This looks and sounds amazing. I love chocolate liqueur too, though tend to use it in a ganache icing. But this is a heavenly idea. Love your edible gold stars, a really adorable touch!

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  5. Yummy i love chocolate mousse. thanks for sharing this recipe....

    Simon

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