Recipe by Cristina Barry
Normally, you need to make chocolate mousse a good few hours, or better still a day, before you want to eat it, so that the egg yolk sets and the whisked whites permeate everything with air bubbles. Forget that: here we have no yolks, no whites, no whisking, no waiting. Lack of raw egg, incidentally, also means that you might be happier giving the mousse to small children, though I certainly feel they should not be the only beneficiaries.
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 9 ounces best quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1⁄4 cup hot water, from a recently boiled kettle
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.
- Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again.
- Remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.
- Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you want to eat.
- The sooner the better!