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CHERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – Serves 4

CHERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – Serves 4

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Ingredients:

Dark cooking chocolate 200gm

2 Eggs

2 Egg yolks

4gm Gelatin

280gm thickened cream

SOUR CHERRY COMPOTE

Ingredients:

170gm tin Sour cherry

120gm Brown sugar

50g Yellow Pectin Powder (from the baking section of the supermarket)

Cinnamon powder: 2gm

Honey 80gm

METHOD:

Sour Cherry

  1. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan
  2. Place on the stove & bring to the boil
  3. Add the sour cherry & whisk for one minute
  4. Allow to cool

Chocolate Mousse

  1. Melt chocolate in a sauce pan on low heat or in the microwave oven on medium power (50%) in 30 second bursts, stirring between, until melted
  2. Place gelatin in cold water & store in the fridge
  3. Whip 240gm thicken cream in a mixer & leave aside
  4. Beat eggs & yolk in a mixer full speed
  5. Boil thickened cream
  6. Drain the water from the gelatin
  7. In a bowl add boiled cream, gelatin & chocolate, hand whisk till smooth
  8. Add eggs, fold in whipped cream
  9. Chill in fridge
  10. Layer cherry compote & chocolate mousse, top with your favourite crumbed biscuit