Today I took a midweek day off work and tested out the KMix’s ability at making chocolate mousse and it was a success.
The ingredients were (for 3/4 people):
- 85g dark chocolate (we used 72% cooking chocolate although next time we will upgrade to a nicer bar)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- a tiny portion of coffee granules (we used 1/4 tsp and it was too much)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
- 50g 0%-fat Greek yogurt
- raspberries to decorate
It was incredibly quick and easy to make, we simply:
- Put chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and vanilla with 1.5 tbsp cold water into a large bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir and once melted, remove from the heat.
- The melted chocolate mix will be quite thick, stir in 1.5 tbsp boiling water and the chocolate will immediately thin down and become silky smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
- Whisk the egg whites to fairly soft peaks (Kmix level 4 for a minute or so), then whisk in the sugar until thick and glossy.
- Beat the yogurt into the cooled chocolate quickly (otherwise the chocolate can separate).
- Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mix using a large metal spoon, then very gently fold in the rest of the whites until they are evenly mixed in (be careful not to over-mix or you will lose the volume of the mousse).
- Spoon into 4 small cups and chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
- Top with a few raspberries before serving (it will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge). James decided to add granola to his for extra crunch. [Editors note: Granola recipe coming soon when we remember]
Whilst waiting for the chocolate mousse to set, we tried to go to a new restaurant on King’s street that served food on ‘boats’. Unfortunately we got there and it wasn’t open so I finally got to try Eat Tokyo, delicious food at really reasonable prices. We also checked out the ‘Decision’ exhibition by Carsten Holler at the Hayward Gallery. This involved walking through a dark corridor, fake gliding/flying, and a fun bumpy slide to exit. Our favourite part of the exhibit were glasses which flipped our view of the world upside down, it was very confusing and amusing.