Chilli chocolate mousse

4
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125g of dark chocolate, broken into smaller pieces
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 4 tbsp of milk
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1 handful of chocolate chips, for decoration

Method

1
Place the chocolate pieces into a bowl and sit the bowl over some simmering water – melt it gently until smooth, mixing all the time
2
Blend the milk with the cocoa powder and chilli powder until it is a smooth paste and add to the melted chocolate. Mix well
3
Beat the egg yolks and add them to the chocolate mixture. Set the bowl over some simmering hot water and cook gently for about 5-7 minutes, stirring all the time until the mixture has thickened. Check the chilli heat level and add some more chilli powder if desired
4
Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff, then add the sugar and whisk until the eggs and sugar are glossy. Gently fold them into the chocolate mixture with a metal spoon
5
Divide the mixture between 4 bowls or ramekins and scatter the chocolate chips over the top, as well as a small sprinkling of chilli powder. Chill until set and ready to serve