My boys are on their half term school holidays at the moment not that I'd notice, they are never in the house. The eldest is usually off playing football all day but he has injured his knee and has to rest it so he will barricade himself in his room to play games on line with his friends. The youngest will be off to the skate ramps, adding new bruises to his already battered legs. He was showing me his legs earlier and he seems so proud of his shins in various shades of yellow.
Little L loves her big brothers being off school but gets a bit upset when they are in and out of the house so fast and don't want to spend any time with her so this morning we did some baking. We started to make shortbread biscuits then both the boys wanted to help and sort of took over so I left them to it and while I made chocolate mousse. I've tried a few different chocolate mousse recipes but this is the one that I use the most.
Ingredients Serves 3 - 4
75g Bournville Dark plain chocolate
3 Eggs, separated
1) Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt over a pan of hot water.
2) Take off the heat and stir in the egg yolks.
3) Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the chocolate.
4) Turn the mousse into your serving bowl and put in the fridge for a couple of hours.
It is really quick to make and tastes lovely served with whipped cream.