I’m not a massive pudding person but every now again I do have a dabble. This one was rather inspired by the fact that we sell Crystalised Rose Petals in the shop I work in and, frankly, the sparkly-tinkerbell-loving-9-year-old-girl in me absolutely adores them! So I made a normal chocolate mousse, layered it on top of some whizzed up raspberries and a splash of rosewater and then topped it off with one of the lovely crystalised rose petals. A pudding fit for a dolls tea party!
Makes about 6 little cups of mousse
150g very good dark chocolate
2 eggs – separated into 2 yolks and 2 whites
150 ml double cream
30g granulated sugar
1 pack of raspberries
A splash of rosewater
The all-important crystalised rose petals
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water and allow to cool a little while you whisk egg yolks and the sugar together. Add the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Next whip the cream and add the chocolate/egg yolk mixture to it – folding in gently. Whip the egg whites until stiff and then fold these into the chocolate mixture. That’s the mousse done.
Blitz the raspberries & rosewater in the blender and then pass through a sieve to get rid of the pips. Pop a blob in the bottom of a little bowl/glass and then fill up the rest of the glass with the mousse and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Just before you serve the mousse, add your sparkly crystalised rose petal and enjoy.
Perhaps while wearing a tutu?