It’s Friday. And that means happy things are near.
The weekend. Late nights and sleeping in.
Brunch. Friends and laughter.
Reading. Baking cupcakes.
Long phone conversations. Not setting the alarm.
Small things. But happy things.
This chocolate mousse is a bit like that.
Small, yet it carries the power to bring closed-eye smiles and deep contented sighs.
The best part is it only takes about 15 minutes to make.
Try it, and watch your weekend get even better 🙂
5-ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse
Prep time: 15 mins
Makes: 4 large servings
300 ml cream
100 g dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
50 g caster sugar
1. Heat about half the cream in a pan until it just starts simmering. Take it off the flame and add the chopped chocolate. Stir well until the chocolate melts and you have a rich ganache.
2. Fill another large bowl with ice and make the pan with the ganache sit in it. Add the remaining cream and the vanilla extract, and beat with an electric whisk for a few minutes, until the cream is incorporated. The mixture should be at the soft-peak stage.
3. In another clean, dry bowl begin to whisk the egg white. Add the sugar a little at a time and keep whisking until you have stiff peaks.
4. Fold the egg-sugar mixture into chocolate ganache gently until it’s well mixed. Transfer into serving bowls or wine glasses (if you’re feeling fancy :P) and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before eating.
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Have a fun weekend 🙂