chocolate chilli mousse with cashews…

100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solid content)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp dried roasted chilli flakes or cayenne pepper
3 medium free-range eggs, separated
4 tbsp honey
25g roasted salted cashew nuts, finely ground
whole salted cashews, to serve

Chop the chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring well. As soon as it starts to melt, add the cinnamon and chilli flakes or cayenne. Take the pan off the heat and stir the chocolate until completely melted and smooth. Allow to cool for ten minutes.

Beat the egg yolks and honey in a bowl until pale and creamy. Stir in the cooled chocolate and ground cashew nuts.

Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then gently fold them into the chocolate mixture.

Spoon into four small ramekins (you will have two left over for seconds) or into one large bowl to share. Cover and chill for three hours or overnight.

To serve, top with whole cashew nuts.

1 comment to this

danadooley said on 24 Mar 2008 at 21:06:38:

How can I not like something that combines two of my favourite things in the whole wide world? OK, 2 outta 3 of my favourite things lol I love the bold and unexpected flavor combination in this recipe and I am very tempted to try it. Thanks for posting this ramtops - it's going into my bag :)

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