Recipe: yummy chocolate mousse


    Leonora Bamford shares her favourite seasonal recipe to enjoy with the kids – chocolate mousse

    250ml double cream

    150g cooking chocolate

    50g milk chocolate

    3 eggs

    2tbsp sugar

    1. Put the double cream into a pan on a medium heat and leave to warm up.
    2. Let the children break the chocolate up into small pieces.
    3. Once the cream starts to steam remove it from the heat and add the chocolate. Avoid giving it a stir – it will melt on its own!
    4. Separate the eggs, putting the yolks aside in a small bowl and the whites in a large clean bowl.
    5. Whisk the whites until they reach soft peaks, then add 1 tbsp of sugar at a time and whisk until shiny.
    6. Next, stir the chocolate mixture and make sure it’s cooled a little.
    7. Add the egg yolks and combine.
    8. Slowly fold in spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture into the egg whites one at a time until everything is combined. Don’t be too heavy-handed with it.
    9. Pour the mixture into individual ramekins or glasses, or a big bowl, and leave to cool in the fridge.
    10. My children love decorating the top with sprinkles and raspberries.