This decadent chocolate mousse is light and airy and easy to make and will impress even the fussiest dinner party guest


  • 30g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • salt
  • 200g quality dark chocolate

To serve:

  • fresh berries of your choice
  • mint


  1. Soften the butter in the microwave for 10–15 seconds.
  2. Separate the eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk the whites until they form peaks; add a tiny bit of salt to assist the process.
  3. Cut the chocolate into small pieces and melt it slowly either in the microwave or in a bain marie (in a pan over boiling water).
  4. Once melted, mix the chocolate with the butter and then add the egg yolks.
  5. Add the whisked egg whites very slowly, making sure to fold them delicately into the chocolate mixture and in the same direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise, it doesn’t matter which).
  6. Pour into small ramekins and refrigerate for at least three hours.
  7. Serve with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.

COOK’S TIP: Don’t mix the whisked egg whites into the chocolate too fast or the dessert won’t be light and airy.

This recipe serves 4 people