White Chocolate and Lime Mousse

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes + overnight setting
Serves 4

White chocolate and lime is an inspired combination. Serve this with the dessert biscuits. 

  • 175 g (6 oz) white chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons gelatine (3/4 x 11 g/O.4 oz sachet)
  • 175 g (6 oz) 8%-fat natural fromage frais
  • finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 3 dessertspoons lime juice
  • 4 large egg whites (size 2)

Heat 1 cm (1/2 inch) water in the bottom half of a double boiler, break the chocolate into pieces and place in the top half of the boiler and melt. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatine on to 3 tablespoons of boiling water, leave for 3-4 minutes for it to dissolve, and then stir to make sure it has dissolved completely. If the gelatine has not completely dissolved, stand the bowl in a saucepan of just-boiled water until it has dissolved.

Beat the fromage frais into the melted chocolate. Mix 2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture into the gelatine, then combine this with the rest of the chocolate cream. Stir in the lime zest and juice. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and gradually fold them into the mousse. Spoon the mousse into glasses, small bowls or one large bowl. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight to set.

 

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