This light and creamy mousse is an instant people pleaser, we add a little bite with chopped pistachios as the perfect topping.

Pistachio and rose topped chocolate mousse


11/2 gelatine leaves

1 tablespoon of cold water

35g golden caster sugar

6 egg yolks

200g favourite dark chocolate (chopped)

200g double cream (whipped)

180g milk

Handful of roughly chopped pistachios

How to make it

Cut up gelatine leaves an put them in the cold water to soak

Heat the milk over medium heat in a saucepan

Put the egg yolk and sugar in a bowl and whisk until fluffy and pale

Add a third of the heated milk to the egg mixture, stir then pour mixture back into the saucepan containing the remaining milk

Heat the mixture then add gelatine and water and stir until dissolved

Put the chocolate in a bowl and pour the hot mixture over it, whisk until smooth and chocolate has melted nicely into the mixture

Cool for about 20 mins then stir in whipped cream

Pour mixture into beautiful little pots or small glasses, cool till firm but light and sprinkle with chopped pistachios, hazelnuts or what ever nut you like with chocolate!

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