1)Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a clean bowl and add the butter.
2)Separate the eggs, leaving the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another very clean bowl. Add the sugar to the yolks.
3)Pour the cream into another clean bowl.
4)Place the chocolate and butter over a saucepan of hot water (do not allow to boil). Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring from time to time. Let it cool slightly.
5)Meanwhile, lightly whisk the cream to soft peaks. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar together until they become pale in colour and creamy. Whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.
6)When everything is in place and ready to go, first stir the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks and sugar and mix well. Then, using a large metal spoon, fold in the whipped cream. Lastly, fold in the whisked egg whites. Quickly mix together well.
7)Spoon the mixture into a large clean piping bag fitted with a large plain nozzle. Pipe the mixture into glasses or small ramekins, or be very trendy and pipe into small cups.
8)Place in the fridge to set a little.
9)When required, garnish with chocolate shavings and lightly dust with a touch of icing sugar. Serve with Viennese finger biscuits (optional).
You can make the mousse richer by adding the grated zest of one orange and 25ml of Grand Mariner. A great mixture of chocolate and orange.
Having some surprise guests at home? How about surprising them in return with a yummy homemade treat? Chocolate is loved by all and a chocolate mousse is one of those greatly favored treats you can make at a short notice, at least, that's what I feel after watching this video. All it takes is just a few minutes of mixing, whipping, garnishing and freezing and your chocolate mousse is all set to be slurped up!