Decadent Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Claire Allen

Multi-talented food entertainer, celebrity chef, entrepreneur and blogger, Claire Allen, shares a decadent Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with us just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

You may recognise Claire Allen from the Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex Cape Town 2018 and Decorex Joburg 2017.

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in her teens, Claire launched her thriving events company, Signature Productions. For over a decade, Claire successfully created, managed and executed events and private functions for a variety of local and international business people and celebrities.

Claire Allen

Claire Allen

What better way to spoil the one you love on V-day Day than with this delicious, rich and luxurious chocolate mousse.

Tip: Use good-quality chocolate for the best flavour.

Ingredients

  • 500g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Method

Step 1
Put chocolate, coffee, and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl. Set bowl over a large pot filled with 1 inch simmering water. Melt chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2
Whisk egg whites in a medium bowl with a mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Whisk cream in another bowl until soft ribbons form.

Step 3
Stir yolks into warm chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in whites until almost blended, then gently fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain.

Step 4
Pour chocolate mixture into a large (8-cup) glass serving bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with whipped cream, fresh berries and shaved chocolate for garnish.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Photographer: Marlon Du Plooy; Food Stylist: Megan Daniels

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Photographer: Marlon Du Plooy; Food Stylist: Megan Daniels

For more on Claire, follow her on social media.
Facebook: Claire Allen SA
Instagram: @claireallen_sa
Twitter: @claireallen_sa

For more food tips and tricks don’t miss the Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex SA 2019.

Decorex Durban
21 – 24 March 2019
Durban Exhibition Centre
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Decorex Cape Town
1 – 5 May 2019
CTICC
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Decorex Joburg
7 – 11 August 2019
Gallagher Convention Centre
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