Rich Chocolate Mousse

A delicious and tasty desert to top off any meal.


  • 175 g good quality chocolate
  • 75 ml water
  • 15 g butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons rum or brandy, or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 organic or free-range eggs
  • chocolate shavings, to sprinkle
  • 5 fl. oz cream (whipped, to serve)


  1. Break up the chocolate and put the chocolate and water in a stainless steel saucepan over a low heat and let melt to a thick cream.
  2. Take off the heat and allow the mixture to cool for a minute or two, then add the butter.
  3. Separate the eggs.
  4. Add the rum or vanilla extract to taste and then one egg yolk at a time, beating well between each addition.
  5. Whisk the whites stiffly and fold gently but briskly into the chocolate.
  6. When mixed, pour into small pots and leave in the fridge overnight.
  7. Just before serving the following day put a tiny blob of whipped cream on the top of the chocolate and maybe some chocolate shavings.


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