Chocolate Bomb

    30 minutes

    A beautiful and unusual method of serving chocolate mousse, this desert takes the form of a half-sphere decorated with mint leaves.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g dark chocolate
    • 50g icing sugar
    • 6 eggs, separated
    • pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa
    • mint leaves, to decorate

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler. remove from heat and add sugar. Mix well. Stir in the egg yolks.
    2. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until very stiff. Stir 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lightened it, then carefully fold in the remaining 2/3.
    3. Butter a large bowl and pour in the chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the freezer 2 hours. Transfer to the fridge and chill overnight.
    4. To unmold, dip the bowl in hot water. Place a serving plate on top and invert. Sift cocoa powder over and garnish with mint leaves.

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