Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
12oz/350g Good Quality Dark Chocolate
1/2oz/1.5g butter (unsalted)
1 tablespoon Cointreau
4 Large Eggs
Break the chocolate into small pieces and put them in a bowl with 4 tablespoons of cold water. Set bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and leave the chocolate to melt or pop into your microwave oven.
When melted stir continuously for 5 mins and then add your butter and Cointreau. Separate the eggs and whisk the whites until stiff. Beat the yolks into the slightly cooked chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the whites.
Spoon the mousse into individual ice cream cones or pastry cases or cups and leave put into fridge to set for half an hour. Finish (if you prefer) with whipped cream.