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Jamie Oliver’s Cherry Chocolate Mousse

Jamie Oliver's recipe for Cherry Chocolate Mousse, from the book of his Channel 4 series, Jamie's Quick & Easy Food, is an easy dessert ready in just 30 minutes.

From the book


200g dark chocolate (70%)
1 x 400g tin of black pitted cherries in syrup
200ml double cream
4 large eggs
2 tbsp golden caster sugar

Essential kit

You will need a heatproof bowl.

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Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, simmer the cherries and their syrup in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat until thick, then remove.

Whip the cream to very soft peaks. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the cream with the sugar, and whisk to combine. Add a pinch of sea salt to the whites and, with a clean whisk, beat until super-stiff. Fold the cooled chocolate into the cream, then very gently fold that through the egg whites with a spatula.

Divvy up the mousse between six glasses or bowls, interspersing the cherries and syrup throughout, and finishing with a few nice cherries on top.

CALORIES 406kcal FAT 25.4g SAT FAT 14.8g PROTEIN 7.6g CARBS 40g SUGAR 39.7g SALT 0.5g FIBRE 0.5g

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photographer: David Loftus

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