As quite the chocoholic I was rather excited to be invited by Samsung to go and visit the Cadbury factory and see behind the scenes. I spent the day in the factory being shown how Cadbury make their chocolate and unsurprisingly it was a pretty fun day, although oddly I didn’t eat any chocolate all day! To make up for it we took home some white chocolate and made a delicious dessert, a White Chocolate and Blackberry Mousse very easy to make and truly scrumptious. All of this was filmed for Samsung as part of an online campaign for their new Galaxy S2 phone take a look at the bottom of the post.
100g white chocolate, finely chopped
100ml double cream
juice of 1 lemon
White Chocolate Mousse
200g white chocolate, finely chopped
250ml double cream
2 large egg whites
25g caster sugar
To make the ganache simply place the chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside. Place the cream in a medium saucepan set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and gently stir together to form a silky smooth ganache. Pour into wine glasses and set in the fridge to firm. This will serve 6 people or if your not on a new year health kick you can make it an indulgent dessert for 4!
Place the blackberries, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the berries have softened and released some of their juice leaving you with a lovely blackberry syrup. Taste and adjust the flavour if needed by adding more lemon or sugar.
Take a spoonful of the syrup and pour onto the ganache and set in the fridge whilst you make the mousse. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in short 30 second bursts or in a bowl set over simmering water, set aside to cool. Whip the cream to soft peaks and in another bowl whip the egg whites until they begin to hold peaks then gently pour in the sugar whilst continuing to whip until you have a stiff and glossy meringue.
Fold the meringue into the cream in thirds trying to keep the mixture as light as possible. Pour the cooled chocolate into the mousse and gently fold together. Divide the mousse between the wine glasses and refrigerate until needed, at least a few hours. To serve top with the blackberries and a little extra grated chocolate.