Chocolate mousses/moussi (surely there should be some funky plural name for them...) are one of those treats that you just loved getting for pudding when you were little. SO much more exciting than just a yoghurt! This recipe poshes up your average mousse and transforms them into a grown-up dessert that would be fit for a dinner party. And it's not made with any cream so it's a great dairy-free option...not so indulgent after all!


You can either make individual mousses for each of our flavours or make a big batch using just your fave D&D bar.

Ingredients:

125g of chocolate
5 egg whites
30g of caster sugar
Pinch of salt
     
    To make 5 different flavoured mousses:
     
    Allow 25g of chocolate per mousse, chop it up into little pieces and put the chocolate into separate bowls for each flavour.

    The easiest way to melt this is in 25 second bursts in the microwave, giving it a stir after each burst. It should take about a minute in total.

    Take a big metal, glass or ceramic mixing bowl and weigh it. Add the egg whites to the bowl with a pinch of salt. Whisk until soft peaks form.


    Add the sugar in stages and continue to whisk until it is fully combined and stiff peaks remain when the whisk is removed. Weigh the bowl again and work out how much total mixture you have so that you can divide it equally between the flavours.


    In each different bowl, add about 10g of egg white mixture and whisk vigorously to mix.


    Add the rest of the egg white and carefully fold in until it is fully combined. Dollop the mousse into small bowls or ramekins and sprinkle with any extra ingredients that you want on the top. Pop in the fridge to set.

       
      To make a single flavour:
       
      Chop up all the chocolate and melt in a bain marie.

      Take a big metal, glass or ceramic mixing bowl and add the egg whites to the bowl with a pinch of salt. Whisk until soft peaks form.


      Add the sugar in stages and continue to whisk until it is fully combined and stiff peaks remain when the whisk is removed.


      Making sure the chocolate isn’t too hot, add a third of the egg white to the melted chocolate and mix vigorously.


      Add the rest of the egg white and fold in carefully. Divide it between serving bowls and sprinkle with flavourings of your choice. Set in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten.

         
        You can also enjoy them warm by preheating the oven to 180°C and baking them for about 5 mins so that they are warmed through.