Chocolate Mousse With Nuts Recipe
Do you love chocolate mousse and nuts? Well, how about combining your two favorite snacks into one delicious and healthy dessert? This recipe shows you how to do just that.
- STep-by-step InSTRuctions
- 250 grams dark chocolate
- 3 eggs
- 5 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 cup hazelnuts toasted and husked (you can also use any other type of nuts)
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1/4 cup distilled water
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons brandy, orange, or frangelico liqueur (optional)
Prep time: 1 hour 15 mins (includes setting time)
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 1 hour 35 mins
- Add half of the nuts and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a food processor and blend until the 2 ingredients form a paste. Set aside once ready.
- Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in a small bowl over hot simmering water. Set aside to cool for a while once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Take your eggs, separate the yolks from the whites, and place in separate bowls.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of water, liqueur, and 2 tablespoons of sugar into the bowl with egg yolks and whisk continuously over hot water. Do this for about 6 minutes or until the mixture forms thick ribbons when the whisk is removed. Cool the mixture slightly before moving to the next step.
- Pour the melted chocolate and the egg yolk mixture into the nut paste. Blend to make a smooth mixture.
- Take the remaining sugar and melt over medium heat in a small saucepan. Add the melted sugar and the remaining water into the bowl with the egg whites, and whisk for about 4 minutes using a hand or electric mixer. Pour in the chocolate-egg mixture from the previous step and mix well.
- Pour half of the whipped cream into the chocolate mousse and whisk until smooth. Place the mousse in the fridge to set for about one hour.
- Finally, take the chilled chocolate mousse and garnish each serving with the remaining whipped cream and toasted nuts. Although this recipe can serve four people, you can increase or reduce ingredient portions to meet the number of people you'll be serving.