Deeply dark mousse with spiders

Deeply dark mousse with spiders

These devilish mousses are delicious and are a great Halloween dessert, complete with spider on top.

By , 21 September 2015
Deeply dark mousse with spiders
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: 45p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 119g serving contains
  • Fat 20.2
    29%
  • Sat Fat 9.9
    50%
  • Sugar 33.3
    37%
  • Salt 0.2
    4%
  • Cals 369
    18%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1298kJ/310kcal.
Ingredients
  • 250g dark chocolate (50% cocoa solids)
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 level tbsp caster sugar
  • 100g ready-made puff pastry
  • Flour, for rolling
  • Writing icing, to decorate
  • Caster sugar, to decorate
Method
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Make sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  • In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks. Add the sugar 1 tbsp at a time, whisking after each addition.

  • Beat the egg yolks into the chocolate, then add the orange juice. Fold in the whites with a metal spoon.

  • Divide the mixture between 6 ramekins and chill for at least an hour.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Roll out the puff pastry to around 7mm thick on a lightly floured surface. Use a knife to cut out 6 spider bodies and heads, plus 48 legs. Using a little cold water, attach 8 legs to each body. Brush with water, then bake for 10 minutes until puffed up and golden.

  • Decorate the spiders with writing icing and a sprinkling of caster sugar. Serve on top of the chilled mousses.