Chocolate and coconut mousse

    Chocolate and coconut mousse


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    About this recipe: Chocolate mousse is always a popular choice for dessert but this one is even better than most. It has a subtle coconut flavour that sets off the chocolate perfectly.

    Serves: 4 

    • 75 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
    • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
    • scant ⅔ cup icing sugar
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 40 g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    • pinch of salt
    • TO SERVE
    • desiccated coconut to garnish
    • small biscuits

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr20min 

    1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it over a saucepan of simmering water, without letting the bowl touch the water. Stir occasionally until melted, then stir in the coconut cream until blended.
    2. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and continue stirring, still over the saucepan of water, until the mixture is quite runny.
    3. Lightly beat the egg yolks. Take the bowl of chocolate off the heat and gradually pour it into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Stir in the butter and allow the mixture to cool.
    4. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites in a clean bowl and whisk into stiff peaks. Carefully fold the whites into the chocolate mixture, then divide among four individual dishes or glasses and chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight until the mousse is firm.
    5. Garnish each dish with desiccated coconut and, if you like, serve with small biscuits.

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