RECIPE: RASPERRY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

“Looking for that special treat to make for that special someone this coming valentines weekend?… What better way to show your love than a full of flavour desert, thats not so full on the calories.”

Nutrition Information

  • Kcal 115
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturates 3g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 4g

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat milk
  • ¾ teaspoon gelatin
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs, separated (see Tip)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, raspberries and/or chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions

1 – Combine Chambord and milk in a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin on top and let stand to soften.

2 – Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir well, then continue microwaving in 30-second increments on High until two-thirds of the chocolate has melted, stirring well after each burst.

3 – Bring 1 inch water to a bare simmer in a medium saucepan. Combine egg yolks, 3 table­spoons sugar and salt in a metal bowl large enough to rest in the pan without touching the water. Set the bowl over the water and whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the gelatin mixture and whisk until it dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in the chocolate and vanilla.

4 – Beat egg whites in a clean large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and continue beating until the mixture holds stiff, shiny peaks.

5 – Whisk one-fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until smooth. With a rubber spatula, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture just until incorporated. Divide among 8 dessert dishes (about ½ cup each).

6 – Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Serve garnished with whipped cream, raspberries and/or chocolate shavings, if desired.

Make ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days

Makes 8 Servings

Prep time 20 mins

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