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Dark chocolate mousse with baileys & mascarpone cream

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3 free-range eggs
100g caster sugar
300g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
125g unsalted butter
500ml whipping cream
Cocoa powder, to finish (optional)

For the Baileys cream:
200g mascarpone cheese
75ml Baileys
30g caster sugar


Put the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until light and airy - the longer you whisk, the better, so give it at least eight to 10 minutes. (You could do it by hand, but that would be a big effort.)

While the eggs are whisking, put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir with a wooden spoon until they melt completely.

With the mixer running on medium speed, add the chocolate mix to the egg mix in a steady stream - it is important to combine the two gradually but continuously, with the chocolate going into the eggs and not the other way around.

Whisk the cream until it firms up just a little - it needs to reach a loose ribbon stage (when you lift the whisk, the cream dribbling off should create clear lines in the surface before disappearing). Gently fold the semi-whipped cream into the egg and chocolate mix, and pour into a serving bowl. Chill for at least an hour to set.

Make the Baileys cream in advance, or just before serving. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk. The cheese will go loose and runny, but it should firm up again. Stop when it reaches a very soft peak consistency.

Serve the mousse directly from the bowl with a huge dollop of Baileys cream on top. Dust with cocoa powder, if you like.

3 Review(s)


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  • Recipes Perfect
    (21/09/2017) Best chocolate mousse ever! And the baileys mousse complements it perfectly.
  • Recipes Best ever choc mousse.
    (12/03/2015) Made this Choc mousse for a group of girl friends last weekend, It is truly the best ever and also the easiest . Thank You.
  • Recipes So Yummy!
    (20/12/2014) This is the best chocolate mousse I have ever made and tasted, thank you for the recipe. Truly Yumcious! xx