A dessert of sheer indulgence. Extend summer a little longer while being able to find strawberries. Here a rich chocolate mousse that is so quick to prepare is topped with an up-to-date method of presenting strawberries. The result – a decadent dessert to enjoy.

Quick Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling time: 30 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 225 g (8 oz) plain/dark chocolate (70% solids)
  • 180 ml (6 fl oz) double cream/whipping or heavy cream (¾ cup)
  • 180 ml (6 fl oz) full fat/whole milk (¾ cup)
  • 90 ml (3 fl oz) light olive oil (⅓ cup)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 225 g (8 oz) strawberries
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • a few basil leaves
  • salt
  • You will also need 4 glass pots.
  • Method
  • Break the chocolate into pieces and put in a bowl.
  • Pour the cream and milk into a small pan and bring to just boiling. Immediately remove from the heat.
  • Now slowly pour over the chocolate. Stir together to melt the chocolate.
  • Gradually add the olive oil and then briskly whisk into the chocolate until well blended.
  • Add a pinch of salt.
  • Pour an equal amount into each pot so it fills up to three-quarters full.
  • Chill for 30 minutes to set the mousse.
  • Meanwhile, wash and pat dry the strawberries. Then hull and cut into quarters. Place in a bowl.
  • Drizzle over a little olive oil.
  • Reserve 4 whole basil leaves and tear the remainder into small pieces. Add to the strawberries with a pinch of salt and mix in.
  • Then spoon on top of the chocolate mousse.
  • Decorate each pot with a whole basil leaf.
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