Recipe: White Chocolate & Tarragon Mousse

WHITE CHOCOLATE & TARRAGON MOUSSE

This is really something extraordinary. A twist on a classic chocolate mouse using tarragon, alongside our version of a mille-feuille makes for a mouth-watering dessert. This is next-level cooking!

Ingredients

  • 100 g white chocolate
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • 1 heaped tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1 sprig of fresh tarragon
  • 1 punnet of fresh raspberries
  • 100 ml raspberry coulis (optional)
Melt the Chocolate

Step 1

Melt The Chocolate

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (or very gently in a microwave).

Whip Up the Mousse

Step 2

Whip Up The Mousse

Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then whisk in the sugar until glossy. Whip the double cream up until you have soft peaks. Fold the melted (but not too hot) chocolate into the whipped cream, then fold in the egg whites in two batches, followed by the chopped tarragon. Transfer into a piping bag and store in the fridge to set up for a couple of hours until later.

Bake the Pastry

Step 3

Bake The Pastry

Preheat an oven to 200°C. Cut several filo sheets into rectangles (approximately 5x15cm) to make 20 in total. Lay them sandwiched between two baking trays and bake for 4 minutes until crispy. Remove the top tray and set aside to cool.

Construction

Step 4

Construction

Slice the raspberries in half. Layer the pastry, followed by some of the mousse and sliced raspberries, then keep layering, using 4 mousse and raspberry covered filo rectangles per portion, then top with a 5th single sheet of filo.

Finish Up

Step 5

Finish Up

Sprinkle over a little extra icing sugar and serve with a small handful fresh raspberries and a few extra chopped tarragon leaves, with coulis on the side. Serves 4

Comments

chocolatelava14

Can we replace raspberries with stawberries

lumpyrice

Presentation is hard! Fun to make though

trunkofmymind

Anyone got any suggestions for something to add to the mousse instead of tarragon, that'll make a nice combination but still keep it from being too sickly? I'm not a fan of aniseed-y things, unfortunately :(

peabean

Super refreshing summer dessert that's so light and fluffy

shbenj

A soft and creamy white chocolate ice cream that requires no ice cream maker, and is fairly simple to make

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