Did you know it’s National Chocolate week?

Here’s an indulgent chocolate mousse recipe – perfect to satisfy any sweet cravings!

200g good quality dark chocolate
100ml double cream
3 eggs, seperated
40g caster sugar
1-2 tbsp brandy or rum

Makes 6x150ml cups or ramekins

Place the chocolate and cream into a bowl and melt on the back of the AGA or on the Warming Plate (4 oven). Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Let it cool for a couple of minutes then stir in the egg yolks. Whisk the egg whites until a soft peak stage then whisk in the sugar a teaspoon at a time until glossy. Loosen the chocolate mixture with a spoonful of the meringue. Then fold in the rest of the meringue and the brandy or rum. Pour into ramekins or espresso cofferr cups and chill until set – about 2 or 3 hours.