Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Instant Chocolate Mousse

Cook Time: 10 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 to 6 servings


* 3 cups mini marshmallows
* 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
* 9 ounces best quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
* 1/4 cup hot water from a recently boiled kettle
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.

Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly
gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold
into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive

Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you
want to eat. The sooner the better!


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