Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

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Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

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For the mousse:

Ingredients (Serves 3)

100
g
chestnuts, peeled
100
ml
whole milk
25
g
granulated sugar
1/2
vanilla pod
30
g
chocolate (70% is ideal)
1
tablespoon
rum (optional)
120
ml
whipped cream

To serve:

Ingredients (Serves 3)

50
ml
whipped cream
cocoa powder
  • Bring the chestnuts, milk, sugar and vanilla pod to the boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until chestnuts are cooked soft.
  • In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over simmering water. Finely purée the chestnut mixture with a hand blender.
  • Add the melted chocolate (and the rum if using) and purée again. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Whip the cream until stiff and fold into the mixture. Pour the mousse into small bowls and chill for 1-2 hours.
  • To serve, whip the remaining cream until stiff, divide among the bowls and sift cocoa powder over the top. 

Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

© Vicki Scharer