After a full day of fasting I find I can really get a huge chocolate craving. Need that sugar rush and some oh-so-creamy chocolate. My eldest daughter loves the chocolate sundaes that you can buy in the yogurt aisle of the supermarket and I was craving something rich so I decided to try making my own.
I decided on a layer of chocolate fudge brownie, some raspberries, whipped cream, chocolate mousse and chocolate sauce.
For the chocolate fudge brownie I used my wholemeal brownie recipe with half wholemeal flour and half white.
2 medium eggs
60g chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
Break the chocolate into pieces and microwave gently until melted.
Whisk the egg whites into soft peaks, add the sugar, and whisk briefly.
Mix the egg yolks quickly into the melted chocolate and then whisk in a third of the egg white. Fold the rest very gently into the mixture until just combined.
Refrigerate until the brownie in the glasses has cooled sufficiently so as not to melt the mousse.
80g dark chocolate
Melt chocolate and cream together and stir until smooth and well combined. Make sure that it cools before drizzling over the cream at the final stage. It doesn’t matter if it’s still warm when you drizzle it over the raspberries and brownie though.
Whip 1 x 200ml tub of whipping cream
Place 1 square of brownie in to each glass (6 glasses)
Add a few frozen raspberries on top of the brownie and a spoonful of the chocolate sauce.
Add a dollop of whipped cream then even divide the chocolate mousse between the 6 glasses. Top with the remaining whipped cream and a drizzle of the chocolate sauce.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
Verdict: The dessert was absolutely beautiful. All of the kids gave it the thumbs up. The raspberries were wonderful combined with the rich chocolate and mousse was heavenly. Te only thing I would do differently would be to use something else apart from chocolate brownie as this did make it a bit heavy towards the bottom of the glass. The brownie soaked up juices from the raspberries and the sauce and became a little stodgy. I think crumbled digestive at the bottom would make a lighter base.