Jamie Oliver’s cherry chocolate mousse
Cherry chocolate mousse Cherry chocolate mousse
- Serves: 6
- Cooking Time: 30 mins
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: Fusion
- 200g dark chocolate (70%)
- 1 x 400g tin of black pitted cherries in syrup
- 200ml double cream
- 4 large free-range eggs
- 2tbs golden caster sugar
Serves six: Preparation time 30 minutes
Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, simmer the cherries and their syrup in a nonstick frying pan on a medium heat until thick, then remove.
Whip the cream to very soft peaks. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the cream with the sugar, and whisk to combine. Add a pinch of sea salt to the whites and, with a clean whisk, beat until super-stiff. Fold the cooled chocolate into the cream, then very gently fold that through the egg whites with a spatula.
Divvy up the mousse between six glasses or bowls, interspersing the cherries and syrup throughout, and finishing with a few nice cherries on top.
Sat fat 14.8g
- Taken from 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver, published by Penguin Random House. Recipe copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Ltd. Photography copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, by David Loftus