After a crazy but amazing Christmas, my boyfriend and I decided that a nice romantic evening was just what was needed on New Years Eve, the German firework obsession put this to the test however, but he was cooking dinner so I decided to make something yummy for dessert! A joint decision resulted in a chocolate mousse, but not any chocolate mousse, a Baileys Chocolate Mousse! Baileys is such a delicious and wintertime drink that it seemed the perfect accompaniment for New Years Eve. This recipe can have a tablespoon of your favourite liquor and this is how you make it;
- 2 Eggs – Separated
- 25g of Butter
- 2tbsp of Caster Sugar
- 1tbsp of Baileys
- 75g of Milk Chocolate
- Whisk the eggs whites until stiff then add the sugar and whisk making sure the mixture stays stiff
- Set to one side and melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl
- Once melted add the egg yolks and baileys and stir
- Then fold the two mixtures together lightly keeping the air in the egg whites
- Pour into 4 dishes and refrigerate for at least 5 hours
Serve with a Shortbread Biscuit for dipping. This time I did not use home-made shortbread biscuits (click on the link for my recipe) as we had some Christmas biscuits that were just too yummy!
This recipe gave me a chance to use my new hand whisk and my new set of ramekins which I was lucky to get this Christmas to aid my baking ways! In honesty this Baileys Chocolate Mousse was not as ‘moussey’ as I had hoped but it really did taste that good that I cannot complain! In fact I have already made it again since!