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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.50 / 5 (28 votes)

Prep time:
15 min, plus chilling overnight
Cook time:
5 min

Light and fluffy, yet deeply chocolaty - a perfect fuss-free pudding from Eleanor Smallwood


1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water, then set the bowl aside and let the chocolate cool a little.

2. Whisk together the egg yolks and 40g of the sugar for a few minutes until the mixture thickens, becoming pale and fluffy. Pour in the cooled chocolate and fold together gently.

3. Whisk the egg whites in a large clean bowl until they are billowing and stiff, but not dry. Add the remaining sugar and continue beating until the mixture becomes glossy.

4. Spoon a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and stir together - you don't want any flecks of white. Gently fold in the remaining whites, then pour into a serving bowl. Chill in the fridge overnight to set. Decorate with chocolate shavings before serving.


  • 100 g chocolate
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 6 egg whites

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This is a great recipe for healthier eating as it doesn't contain cream. Very light but tastes good. Obviously not as rich as ones that contain cream but if you want a lighter alternative, then this is it!

ChantalS2289 ChantalS2289  Posted 28 Jan 2010 9:59 AM

Nice and easy recipe except have to be careful with beating those egg whites. I beat mine for probably 30-60sec too long and after my mousse had set a syrup formed on the bottom. Nonetheless it was still delicious to eat.

cupacake9 cupacake9  Posted 19 Sep 2009 12:35 PM

Eleanor7 Eleanor7  Posted 14 Sep 2009 8:56 AM

this is a good recipe but it could be better

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