Chocolate Mousse is a basic dessert in everyone's repertoire, but to get a light and airy texture it's important to get a really stable egg white foam, but no worries it will be perfect!
Since Halloween parties are on the corner, and after you've already seen the idea of Chocolate-chestnut truffle spiders, this time we will turn this simple dessert into a great Halloween TREAT! These creative moments always help me to relax, focus only on my little edible creatures and nothing else, good old movies or music as background noise... I wish I could do this more often!
- 150 g dark chocolate
- 6 large egg whites
- Few drops of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Oat biscuits
- Grey food colouring
- Cocoa sponge or brownie crumbles or crushed chocolate biscuit
- Royal icing for skeleton arms and bones
- Melt the chocolate above hot steam.
- Whip the egg whites with the lemon juice drops to soft peaks.
- Add the sugar and whip till firm peaks.
- Use a whisk and quickly incorporate 4 tbsp egg white foam into the warm chocolate.
- Use a spatula and fold in the leftover egg white foam.
- Make small portions in glasses or serving bowls and place them into the fridge till the mousse sets.
- A day before the preparation pipe different shapes with royal icing onto a silicon baking mat: skeleton arms, bones... it's up to you what type of design you wanna see on your mousse.
- If the royal icing creations are firm remove them from the silicone mat
- Cut a gravestone shape out of your biscuit -if needed-.
- Use the grey food colouring on the biscuits, apply with a clean paintbrush.
- Use the royal icing and write R.I.P on the grey biscuit pieces.
- Push the bottom third of the biscuit into the mousse.
- Sprinkle the top of the mousse with the crumbles.
- Decorate your dessert with the royal icing creations.
What other treats will be on your table for Halloween?