2 hrs 40 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
Samuel Holden's Note:
I love chocolate...this is a very dark rich chocolate mousse whith a lovely sweet, and slightly acid, dark fruit jam at the bottom. The mousse is adapted from Delia Smith's "Complete Cookery Course, Classic Edition" (Pub. BBC, Ed. 2000). As an alternative you can use mint in stead of fruit. Boil half a cup of fresh mint in water, add 1/2 a cup of sugar and a Tsp of cornflour. Boil
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- 8 ounces dark chocolate (highest cocoa content possible)
- 4 eggs, sparated
- 6 sponge cakes, cut to the size of the ramekins
- 6 tablespoons brandy
- 2 tablespoons kirsch (or cherry brandy or black cherry juice, or fresh orange juice)
- 6 ounces dark mixed fruit (rasberrys, blackcurrants, mulberries, blackberries, etc)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons icing sugar
- 4 tablespoons whipped cream (Optional, to serve)
- grated chocolate (, Optional, to serve)
- 1 tablespoon cornflour (or agar agar, not sure on the proportion though)
- 1In a heavy based pan place the fruit, the water and 2 Tbsp Brandy (or juice, if you prefer).
- 2Heat until just under boiling, add sugar and Cornflour, stir and boil for 5 minutes.
- 3Reduce heat if too much liquid is evaporating.
- 4In 4 small Ramekin dishes, place the sponge cake and drench in brandy (Use a fresh fruit juice if you dont want to use alcohol, but use less).
- 5Cover with the"jam" you have just made.
- 6Set aside and refrigerate when cool.
- 7Break chocolate into a glass bowl and heat over a Bain Marie until it melts, remove from heat and place on a damp cloth so you can beat the mixture without it slipping around.
- 8Beat the egg yolks and add them to the chocolate, beating thoroughly until it is homogenized.
- 9Add kirsch, brandy or juice and beat again.
- 10Leave to cool for 15 minutes.
- 11Beat up the egg whites till the soft peak stage, then fold them into the chocolate mixture.
- 12Spoon the mousse over the chilled sponge and jam in the ramekins.
- 13Cover with foil and chill for at least 2 hours (or if your in a hurry shove'em in the freezer for 20 minutes and then put them in the fridge, not as nice but ok in an emergency).
- 14To serve add a dollop of whipped cream and some shaved chocolate.
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Nutritional Facts for Rich chocolate mousse with dark fruit surprise
Serving Size: 1 (884 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2520.1
- Calories from Fat 483
- Total Fat 53.7 g
- Saturated Fat 25.8 g
- Cholesterol 885.9 mg
- Sodium 1055.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 465.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 13.7 g
- Sugars 269.3 g
- Protein 51.3 g
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