Chocolate mousse

choc au vin mousse

This is great to make ahead of time - this rich red wine and chocolate pudding is strictly for the grown-ups

By , 16 December 2009

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choc au vin mousse
  • 2 Hours 20 Mins

  • Serves: 12

Nutritional Info
Each 111g serving contains
  • Energy

    1305KJ

    312KCAL

    16%
  • Fat

    17.8g

    med

    25%
  • Saturates

    9.1g

    high

    46%
  • Sugars

    26.6g

    high

    30%
  • Salt

    0.33g

    low

    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1176kJ/281kcal.
Ingredients
  • 300g plain chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 8 free-range eggs, separated
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300ml red wine
  • 6 Extra Special Frozen Macarons
Method
  • To make the mousse, place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water - don't let the base of the bowl touch the water. Add the chocolate and the butter, then stir until melted. Carefully remove the bowl from the pan and set aside.

  • Place another heatproof bowl over the pan of water and whisk the egg yolks and sugar together, until pale and thick. Remove the pan from the heat, keeping the bowl inside it.

  • Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl, using an electric hand-whisk set to a high speed, until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed.

  • Take 12 serving glasses, crumble half a macaron into each one and drizzle with 25ml of the red wine.

  • Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg yolk and sugar until well combined. Lift the bowl from the pan and gently fold in the egg whites, one spoonful at a time, until totally incorporated into the mixture.

  • Fill the glasses with the chocolate mousse. If decorating, top each one with a macaron (option). Chill in the fridge for two hours or until set, then serve.