Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is an all time favourite dessert. It will be gluten free if you use a gluten-free cocoa powder. Gluten and Guilt Free! This recipe does have uncooked eggs-not recommended for pregnant women or the aged
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 2 teaspoons gelatin powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 4 eggs, seperated
- 1⁄3 cup caster sugar (aka. superfine granulated sugar)
- 1 pinch cream of tartar
- Combine water and the gelatine in a jug. Whisk with a fork until the gelatine has been dissolved.
- Stir the cocoa into the gelatine mix. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- In a large mixer bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft-peaks form. Slowly add the sugar and beat until thick and glossy (beat between slow additions of sugar). With the mixer on high speed add the egg yolks (add one at a time).
- Slowly pour the gelatine mix into the egg mixture. Beat constantly until well combined.
- Pour mixture into 6 serving cups and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
- Dust with some extra cocoa to serve or use some chocolate shavings if desired.
Jan. 8, 2013
FYI: There is such a thing as "in shell pasteurized eggs"!
The brand many US supermarkets sell is "Davidson's" in shell pasteurized eggs. They are just perfect (and safe) for use in all uncooked (egg) recipes, like this mousse, home made ice creams and tiramisu recipes to name a few. There are many "cooked" chocolate mousse recipes posted on food. com for you to choose from if you prefer. :)
The eggs aren't even cooked in this recipe. Salmonella anyone?
This was easy to make and turned out exactly like a mousse. I made changes that made it creamier and LCHF: Substitute sugar for 8 pkts of Stevia (Krisda brand) OR 1/4 cup of Swerve (Erythritol), add 1 TBL melted coconut oil and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (mix both with dissolved gelatin). <br/><br/>BTW for those who are unaware: 2 tsp gelatin = 1 env of Knox gelatin (4-env. box) and "pinch" = 1/8 tsp. Like other cooks said, mine too set up very quickly.