Chocolate & Brandy Mousse Recipe

How to Make Chocolate & Brandy Mousse


  1. Begin with the mousse. Whisk the cream using an electric hand mixer for a couple of minutes until thickened.
  2. Next, whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks and then gradually add the caster sugar, whilst continuing to whisk, until they form a stiff peak.
  3. Then melt the chocolate carefully in the microwave, checking every 20 seconds. When the chocolate has melted, add the brandy to the chocolate and stir.
  4. Using a metal spoon, carefully fold the whipped cream into the egg white mixture until it is completely combined.
  5. Then add the melted chocolate and brandy and fold through.
  6. When the mixture is ready, carefully divide between 6 small teacups or small glasses and leave to chill for 1-2 hours.
  7. In the meantime make the biscuits. Preheat the oven to 200°C (or 180°C fan forced).
  8. Begin by creaming together the butter and sugar, then add the honey and mix well, followed by the orange zest and ginger.
  9. Finally, add the flour and stir until well combined.
  10. Divide the mixture into 6 equal balls and place on a baking tray, then flatten slightly. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to form the biscuits into stars.
  11. Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes until completely golden (they will still be slightly soft but will firm when cooled).
  12. To serve, add a little orange zest to the top of the chocolate mousse and serve each one with a star-shaped biscuit.