For the mousse:
Ingredients (Serves 3)
Ingredients (Serves 3)
- 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.
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