Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts

Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics.

This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts.

You'll love this one!
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Last modified on: November 26th 2017

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28 min.27 min.55 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).

Take 200 g liquid cream out of the fridge.

Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet and spread the 100 g ground hazelnuts out on this.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Toast in the oven for 20 minutes. This dry roasting brings out the full flavour of the hazelnuts.

Leave to cool.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Heat a bain-marie and melt 280 g dark chocolate.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
When the chocolate is completely melted, turn off the heat and add 200 g liquid cream (not too cold).

Mix well.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Fold in 100 g egg yolk, then the toasted ground hazelnuts.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Beat 200 g egg white with 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Important: the egg white should not be beaten as stiff as for meringue, but only to the "soft" stage, where it just about sticks to the whisk.

This is the secret of a successful chocolate mousse.

Finish by folding in 100 g caster sugar.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Start by pouring a little of the chocolate mixture into the beaten egg whites and mix in gently (we want to keep the mousse light and fluffy).

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Then pour this mixture into the rest of the egg whites and fold in gently.

Stage 10
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
To make transferring the mousse into dishes easier, you can use a forcing bag.

Stage 11 - 6 min.
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Stand the dishes on a cloth laid on a baking sheet. This makes it easier to move them quickly without them sliding about.

Fill the dishes and cover with plastic film. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Stage 12
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Now just sit back and enjoy watching your guests marvel at the light texture and sublime flavour of this chocolate-hazelnut mousse!
You can keep a small quantity of the ground toasted hazelnuts back to use for decorating the top. Another option for decorating: a little candied orange or grapefruit peel or candied fruit.
1 or 2 hours in the fridge.
Based on a recipe by the very talented pastry chef Nina Metayer.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,547 Kcal or 14,851 Kj53 gr301 gr237 gr
177 %20 %28 %36 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
362 Kcal or 1,516 Kj5 gr31 gr24 gr
18 %2 %3 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
296 Kcal or 1,239 Kj4 gr25 gr20 gr
15 %2 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Nuts, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 people : 5.01 €
  • Per person : 0.42 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate madeleines, Chocolate Chantilly , Brownies, Paris flan filling, Viennese Shortbread, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Meringues, How to beat egg whites, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, Marzipan (almond paste), ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, French toast "cordon bleu", Apricot fool, Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce, ... All
Ground hazelnutsGround hazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Plum and hazelnut crumble, Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre, Hazelnut and cherry financiers, Hazelnut and orange cake, Tyrolean apple crumble, ... All
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