Today we had friends over for Sunday lunch (a very good chilli cooked by Mr B) and I whizzed up a lime and white chocolate mousse for dessert- (the very easy recipe given to me by Mary – a good friend in London) which was very well received.
I forgot to tell our guests the story behind this recipe. We (Mr B and myself, when we hadn’t been going out that long) were round our friends for Sunday lunch and Mary brought in dessert. She announced the kind of mousse that it was, and what followed was a long and protracted noise from the mouth of Mr B. The best way I can describe it is a very long, very loud and guttural ‘phwoar’ -not dissimilar to a noise a builder might make if a very pretty girl walked past a building site. The net reaction was hilarity around the table for what seemed quite an inappropriate noise in response to a dessert being brought in.
Anyway, I can’t guarantee that you’ll get the same reaction if you serve up this lime and chocolate mousse, but here is the recipe and a few photos (including one of the great view of the sea and sky I had while preparing it) – enjoy!
White Chocolate and Lime Mousse (serves 8-10 ramekin servings)
300g White Chocolate
500ml whipping cream
Zest and Juice of 4 limes
1. Melt the chocolate and add zest, juice and beaten eggs, Mix well with whisk.
2. Whip the crea, until it peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
3. Leave in the fridge for 3 hrs up to overnight to allow to set.
*To serve, I filled ramekins with the mousse, and to add a bit of a different texture, added a couple of white chocolate chunks, and also some shards of plain chocolate (which I had melted, then spread over a sheet of baking paper and allowed to set in the fridge before then breaking up into pieces.