Hot chocolate mousse

This can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge until needed. Beautiful served just out of the oven with a bit of cream or icecream.


  • 150g chopped dark chocolate (the best you can afford)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tbs caster sugar
  • 2 tbs very hot water
  • 1 tbs brandy
  • 3 egg whites


  1. Melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of hot water.
  2. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and caster sugar until frothy. Remove chocolate from heat and mix egg yolks into chocolate and then beat in water and brandy.
  3. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold a small amount of whites into the mousse and then fold in the remainder.
  4. Pour into greased ramekins and cover with plastic wrap and chill until needed.
  5. To serve, place in a preheated 200C oven for 7 minutes, or until risen slightly, but still soft in the centre.

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