Black Forest Chocolate Mousse

There’s something indescribably kitsch about a black forest gâteau.  Endless flavours have been paired with chocolate over the years, but cherry seems a particularly contradictory one.  While oranges and strawberries have a bright freshness, the dark richness of cherries should drag the already rich chocolate into decadent depths from which it struggles to ascend.  Certainly,…

Chilli Chocolate Mousse

There is something truly phenomenal about a chocolate mousse – like a ganache that’s holding it’s breath, filled with air. The gentle crackle as the spoon pops the thousands of tiny bubble suspended beneath the surface is one of those delicate sounds that just brings pure joy. It derives, of course, from the whipped egg…