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Chocolate Mousse Dessert

Serves 12

Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking Time: 15 minutes + chilling

 

We love chocolate mousse, and as the GPHubby loves to provide suggestions and come up with creative ideas for me to try, my basic mousse dessert has now transformed into a layered work of art, with cherries boiled in red wine, cream and mint to garnish. Demonstrational videos on both parts of this dessert are available on my Good Parsi Wife YouTube page if anyone needs a bit of guidance or inspiration! This recipe can be easily halved for smaller events.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of my Chocolate Mousse recipe
  • 2 ½ cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 ½ cup red wine of your choice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • Handful of washed mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Place the cherries, wine, sugar and vanilla in a medium size pot and stir until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring to the boil and reduce to low heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cherries have softened, and wine has reduced to a syrup. Leave to cool completely.
  3. Lightly whip the thickened cream by hand until it just starts to stiffen. Place in fridge until ready to layer.
  4. Divide the mousse between 12 glasses or bowls (couple of heaped tablespoons in each).
  5. Divide the cream on top of the 12 serves of mousse (couple of tablespoons in each).
  6. Divide the cherries on top of the 12 serves.
  7. Garnish with some mint.

This dessert can be made a day ahead and kept cold in the fridge before serving!

Enjoy! GPW