Irish Whiskey Mousse

08 Oct

Mocha Chocolate Mouse with Irish Whiskey

170g good  quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
170g butter
1/4 cup strong coffee (I find instant  in this case works best)
4  eggs separated
2/3 cup  caster (superfine) sugar, plus an extra tbsp which you’ll use later in  recipe.
2 tablespoons  of dark rum or Irish whiskey
1 tbsp water
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Heat a saucepan of water and set a  heatproof bowl on top – be sure that the water does not touch the  actual bowl.
2. Into the  bowl add the coffee, chocolate and butter, warm slowly over simmering  water until melted, stirring occasionally. Once melted, set aside.
3. Into a new large bowl add a few  handfuls of ice and fill halfway with water. Set aside nearby.
4. Using the same saucepan of water,  continue to simmer and place a new bowl on top into which; add the 4  egg yolks, caster sugar, water and rum/whisky. Using a balloon whisk or  what I find (much) easier – a hand-held electric beater – whisk for  about 3 minutes until the mixture thickens, pales in colour and has a  similar consistency to runny mayonnaise.
5. Remove from heat and place bowl  into the larger bowl of iced water. Be careful not to let any water into  the smaller bowl.
6.  Continue to whisk for a further few minutes until the mixture thickens  considerably and is cooled.
7. Add the chocolate mixture into the beaten eggs and stir to  combine.
8. In an  electric mixer whip up the egg whites along with pinch of salt until  almost stiff and frothy. At this stage add in one tablespoon of extra  caster sugar and beat again until almost glossy.
9. Using a large mixing spoon, add  one spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate mix, fold in gently then  add the remaining egg whites, folding in until almost fully combined. Be  careful at this stage not to over whip as you’ll lose all the air which  is needed to be present to produce a light mousse.
10. Pour mixture into a jug and in  turn into individual serving bowls/glasses.
11. Place in fridge and chill for  approx. 3-4 hours and serve. They will keep in the fridge for up to 4  days.
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Posted by on October 8, 2011 in Cheats


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2 responses to “Irish Whiskey Mousse

  1. A Hint Of Garlic

    October 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Delicious, though I’m sure Mr A Hint of Garlic would just drink the whiskey

    • All Better Now

      October 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      I’d have to test it as well…you know…to see that it’s suitable…:)


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