White chocolate and fig mousse

White chocolate and fig mousse recipe

White chocolate and fig mousse is a dreamy dessert. Sweet and smooth, it’s a great combination of rich and earthy, thanks to the fresh figs. This is a lovely dessert to serve at a fancy dinner party or high tea.

Recipe by Sarah Dall

Photograph by Dawie Verwey

White chocolate and fig mousse

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 15 mins + refrigeration

Ingredients

  • 9 (15g) gelatine leaves
  • 300g white chocolate
  • 325ml fresh cream
  • 4 extra large egg yolks, whisked
  • 8 ripe figs, puréed
  • powdered gold food colouring, to serve
  • fresh figs, to serve

Instructions

1

Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until soft.

2

Melt the chocolate and 100ml of the cream together in a large pot over medium heat.

3

Squeeze out excess water from gelatine and add to chocolate cream mixture. Stir in egg yolks, strain and set aside to cool.

4

Whip the remaining 225ml cream to stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream and fig purée into the chocolate cream mixture.

5

Pour into greased 6cm round moulds and refrigerate until set.

6

To serve, remove from the moulds and garnish with gold-dusted fresh figs.

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