Enjoy a chocolate mouse with a difference


  • 150 g good-quality dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 100 g good quality white chocolate (chopped)
  • 3 medium eggs (separated)
  • 2 tblsp caster sugar
  • 8 tblsp pistachio nuts (crushed)
  • 1 small red chilli (deseeded and finely sliced)
  • 2 tblsp grand marnier
  • 250 ml double cream (softly whipped)


  • Melt all the chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, ensuring that the base of the bowl does not touch the water.
  • Set aside to cool, but not to harden.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a large bowl until thick.
  • Whisk the egg whites in another large bowl, until stiff.
  • Use a metal spoon to fold the chocolate into the egg yolk mixture.
  • Add the pistachios, chilli and Grand Marnier.
  • Mix well and fold in the whipped cream.
  • Lastly, gently fold in the egg whites, mixing the ingredients together.
  • Pour into four dessert glasses, cover with clingfilm and chill for at least three hours until set.
  • Decorate with crushed pistachios to serve.

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