Scrumptious Chocolate Mousse with a Mixed Berry Compote
Everyone knows that the main ‘wow’ effect of any meal is the dessert. This one is sure to impress even the most picky of your friends, and the best part is that it is so easy to make.
250 grams of good quality dark chocolate. 250 grams of cream. 250 grams of soft whipped cream. Chop up the chocolate so that it is in small pieces, which will help it to melt more easily. Put it into a clean dry bowl. In a saucepan bring the first amount of cream to a quick boil. Pour it over the chocolate and allow it to sit for a minute so that the chocolate melts with the hot cream. Don’t worry if all the chocolate doesn’t melt. You can just put the bowl over a pan of hot water and mix until the chocolate melts. Remove it from the hot water and let it cool for a few minutes until it comes back to room temperature. Next mix in the soft whipped cream. Make sure you do this very gently until all the cream is fully incorporated in the chocolate mixture. You can now serve this immediately for a very soft mousse or you can put it into glasses and set it in the fridge either overnight or for a few hours before serving. I always recommend serving it with some fruit to cut the richness of the chocolate. The simplest way is to use frozen berries of any type.
2 cups fresh or frozen berries, either mixed or one particular berry of your choice. 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. 1 tablespoon lemon juice. In a saucepan add the berries and the sugar. On a low flame allow it to cook until all the berries are soft and the liquid released is syrupy. Spoon onto your mousse once it has cooled.
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