Classic chocolate mousse recipes

Prep these simple dark chocolate mousse pots ahead and serve with homemade orange shortbreads. This quick and easy recipe makes enough for 4 and is ready in just 30 minutes.

How to

1. Melt the chocolate into the cream in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (be careful not to let the base of the bowl touch the water, or any water get into the chocolate), or in a microwave.

Classic chocolate mousse recipes

2. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and then whisk in the sugar and keep whisking until you have a glossy mixture. Stir a third of the meringue into the chocolate, then gently fold in the rest. Divide between 4 pots and chill.

Classic chocolate mousse recipes

3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the icing sugar, flour, cornflour, ground almonds with the orange zest and rub in the butter. Stir in 1-2 tbsp orange blossom water and bring the mixture together to make a dough. Roll it out to make a rectangle on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Slice into fingers, cool, thendust with icing sugar. Serve alongside the chilled chocolate mousse.

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