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Magical Chocolate Mousse for Two

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Hello! I’ve got another beautifully delicious post from Erin today. Enjoy lovers.

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So Valentine’s Day is around the corner guys. Get ready for the beautifully styled Instagram pictures of roses from your friend’s husbands/partners/secret admirers because if they don’t appear on social media, they never actually happened, right?

I know I’m sounding particularly jaded, but I do actually like the sentiment of Valentine’s Day. A day to show someone just how much you love them is OK in my books. You might do this with flowers, gifts and jewellery or by agreeing to record The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and watch a movie together instead. I have the perfect dessert for two to accompany you and your love, however you end up spending the day. It’s really simple, a little bit magical and it’ll turn what you think you know about cooking with chocolate on its head. It’s chocolate mousse made from chocolate and water. I can literally hear my home economics teacher yelling at me.

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The mousse is incredibly rich and definitely one for chocolate lovers. I found it was perfect served with some raspberries, but you can get creative and serve it with anything you like. Whatever you do this Valentine’s Day I hope you share the mousse with someone you love. Maybe you’ll eat both servings alone watching re-runs of Sex and the City. That will work too.

Magical Chocolate Mousse for Two
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 120mL water
  2. 130 grams 70% Cocoa chocolate
  3. 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  4. 2 cups of ice {to make an ice bath}
Instructions
  1. Place two cups of ice and some water in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Chop the chocolate into choc chip size pieces and place in a saucepan with the water and sugar.
  3. Heat the chocolate on a medium heat while stirring and remove from the heat once melted.
  4. Pour the chocolate into a small mixing bowl and place over the water bath.
  5. Whisk the chocolate mix until it thickens to the consistency of double cream. It’ll take 3-4 minutes.
  6. Once thick, spoon into jars or small ramekins and chill for an hour or two.
  7. Serve with raspberries.
Notes
  1. • You could serve with other berries, cream or salted caramel {which I’m fantasising about as a layer beneath the chocolate mousse}
  2. • You could use an electric hand mixer to beat your mousse, but I found my whisk to be fine.
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