(Easy Peasy) White Chocolate Mousse

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I made this all the way back in December for the first time and have made it a few times since and feel a little bit of a cheat / chancer posting such a simple recipe and passing it off and a ‘recipe worthy of space on a food blog‘. But here it is – the easiest dessert in the world. If there was a competition for such things, it would win. It is rich, so a little goes a long way – I have seen these served in shot glasses, which would be a brilliant way to serve them at a party – you know, the way we all imagine the soirées and parties we are going to have but actually end up serving it to an 11 year old & 15 year old who eat it watching Dr. Who, with very little feedback other than “is there any more”? I imagine this:

61party2611I get this:

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This comes via The Cookie Rookie – another lovely blog, on my list of blogs to read fully when I win the lottery.

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces / 340 g White Chocolate Squares, chopped

(use as good quality as you can find)

1½ / 360ml cups heavy cream, divided

Fruit Coulis / chocolate chips / mini rolos/ pistachios to decorate as you want.

PREPARATION

  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 of the cream on medium heat. The cream should get hot and slightly bubbly on the edges, but do not bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the cream and chocolate are completely combined. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. With an electric mixer using the whisk attachment, beat the other 1/2 of the cream on high until soft peaks form. Once the chocolate mixture is cool, fold it into the whipped cream using the paddle attachment.

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  1. Serve cold topped with fruit coulis, from an earlier post, or any of the suggestions above.

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(And just to show you how guilty I feel posting such an easy dessert, here’s the best selling American cookery magazine Bon Appetit’s suggestions for their easiest desserts ever, and I still think the mousse is easier!)

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