Marvellous Chocolate Mousse

Very occasionally, I get the time to make something other than jam/chutney at the moment. (Watch this space for a pear chutney recipe coming soon). If you have limited time, but want something which looks and tastes good, these are perfect.They are delicious and very easy. They take about 10 – 15 minutes to throw together and a few hours in the fridge to chill, making them a great dessert to make in advance for a mealĀ  with family/friends when you want to be able to serve it with a minimum of fuss. They do contain raw egg, so you should make sure you use fresh, preferably free range eggs and follow the usual guidelines for those who should avoid them.

Recipe: Marvellous Chocolate Mousse

Summary: An easy and delicious dinner party dessert


  • 120g Kinnertons dark chocolate
  • 4 very fresh medium free range eggs
  • 50g Tomor
  • 2 tbsps soya cream


  1. Melt the chocolate and Tomor in a bain marie (double boiler/large bowl over a saucepan of hot water). Make sure that the boiling water never touches the bottom of the bowl or your chocolate will go hard.
  2. When they are melted, stir them together.
  3. Separate the eggs, putting the whites into a large very clean bowl and the yolks into a medium one.
  4. Beat the whites until they are fairly firm.
  5. Beat the egg yolks lightly.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg yolks and stir through evenly.
  7. Add the soya cream and stir well until the colour is even.
  8. Put a large tablespoon of the egg white into the chocolate and egg yolk mix and stir it through vigorously to loosen the texture a bit.
  9. Using a metal spoon, fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites carefully and gently. You want to keep as many of the bubbles as possible.
  10. Spoon into ramekins, small dishes or cups and chill for at least 3 hours until needed.

Quick Notes

Never tip the eggs into the chocolate, or you’ll end up with chocolate flavoured scrambled egg as the heat of the melted stuff cooks the egg as it hits the mix!

Cooking time (duration): 15 minutes + chilling time

Diet type: Dairy-free

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: French

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