Coconut Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate mousse is always a popular choice for dessert but this one is even better than most. It has a subtle coconut flavour that sets off the chocolate perfectly.

Zoë Harpham

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 75g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • scant 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 40g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • pinch of salt
  • TO SERVE
  • desiccated coconut to garnish
  • small biscuits

Directions
Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hours  ›  Ready in:6hours20min 

  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it over a saucepan of simmering water, without letting the bowl touch the water. Stir occasionally until melted, then stir in the coconut cream until blended.
  2. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and continue stirring, still over the saucepan of water, until the mixture is quite runny.
  3. Lightly beat the egg yolks. Take the bowl of chocolate off the heat and gradually pour it into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Stir in the butter and allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites in a clean bowl and whisk into stiff peaks. Carefully fold the whites into the chocolate mixture, then divide among four individual dishes or glasses and chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight until the mousse is firm.
  5. Garnish each dish with desiccated coconut and, if you like, serve with small biscuits.

cook's tips

• Use a good-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids.
• For a more sophisticated flavour, sprinkle a few raisins steeped in dark rum in the bottom of the dishes. Or add 1 tablespoon rum to the coconut cream and melt it separately over a low heat, before blending it into the chocolate in step 1.

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Reviews (2)

marcg
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It failed on me. After melting the chocolate (lindt 70%) I added the cononut cream and it made the chocolate liquid totally congeal, which wouldnt reverse with further heating and stirring - 04 Mar 2011

marcg
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Altered ingredient amounts. be careful about adding the coconut cream. I put it in all at once (the recipe doesnt say not to) and it must be a bad move coz it stuffed it up - 04 Mar 2011

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