I often find myself making a special trip to Selfridges to buy The Dessert Deli’s Belgian chocolate mousse with honeycomb. It’s completely addictive. Unfortunately I don’t know the recipe for The Dessert Deli’s version but this is a highly popular recipe from the BBC.
200g milk chocolate (at least 30 percent cocoa solids)
4 eggs, separated
142ml double cream
5 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
To make the honeycomb, heat the sugar and syrup gently in a heavy saucepan until the sugar melts, then boil the mixture until it turns a deep, golden caramel. Whisk in the bicarbonate of soda (this will make it foam up) then quickly pour it onto an oiled baking sheet, set on a chopping board, and cool.
Melt the chocolate and stir in the egg yolks. Softly whip the cream and fold into the chocolate mix. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mix.
Break the honeycomb into small chunks and fold most of it into the mousse. Pour into glass tumblers or teacups and leave to set in the fridge for 2-4 hours. Sprinkle the leftover honeycomb over the top.
Know-how Making honeycomb is surprisingly easy but if you’re short of time, use three broken up Crunchie bars instead. Don’t make this more than a few hours ahead or the honeycomb will melt into the mousse.
You even get the calorie breakdown
412 kcalories, protein 7.1g, carbohydrate 38.6g, fat 26.5 g, saturated fat 13.7g, fibre 0.8g, salt 0.78 g
Am I alone in thinking that chocolate mousse goes really well with champagne?