Black and White Chocolate Mousse

Black and White Chocolate Mousse

©Nicole Heiling

Black and White Chocolate Mousse

Black and White Chocolate Mousse

©Nicole Heiling

For the dark chocolate mousse:

Ingredients (Serves 5)

7
egg yolks
200
g
dark chocolate, finely chopped
60
g
whipping cream
25
g
honey
25
g
cocoa or 25ml chocolate liqueur
300
g
whipped cream
  • For the dark chocolate mousse, first break the chocolate into small pieces. Now whisk the egg yolks until foamy, then whip 300g of whipping cream separately until stiff.
  • Heat 60g of whipping cream together with the honey and the liqueur, pour over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate has dissolved. If not fully melted add gentle heat for several minutes but do not allow to burn. Let it cool down.
  • Now fold the stiffly whipped cream into the chocolate mixture with a large spoon, then carefully fold in the egg yolks, which have been beaten until foamy.
  • Pour the finished mixture into the prepared glasses using a piping bag and leave to cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.

For the white chocolate mousse:

Ingredients (Serves 5)

2
egg yolks
10
g
powdered gelatine
15
g
whipping cream
80
g
butter, soft, at room temperature
175
g
white chocolate
25
g
Baileys (or cream based liqueur)
350
g
whipped cream
  • For the white chocolate mousse, first mix the powdered gelatine with the cold whipped cream and allow to dissolve and swell.
  • Beat the egg yolks until frothy. Then melt the white chocolate and the butter by placing in a bowl in a water bath until fully melted.
  • Whip 350 g whipping cream until stiff. Now heat the gelatine to 60 °C. Mix the chocolate, butter, warm gelatine and Baileys with a hand blender and then carefully fold in the whipped cream with a whisk.
  • Finally fold in the beaten egg yolks. Remove the dark chocolate mousse from the fridge, and using a piping bag, pipe the white chocolate mousse onto the dark chocolate mousse and refrigerate.