This is a delicious, nutty chocolate mousse which tastes indulgent yet contains no sugar. The hazelnuts provide extra protein which helps to balance blood sugar, as well as providing valuable nutrients such as zinc and B vitamins. Make sure you use really good quality dark chocolate for this recipe. Please note that this mousse is not suitable for pregnant women as it contains raw eggs.
75g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
50g hazelnuts, ground
2 organic, free-range eggs, separated
Being by gently melting the chocolate. To do this, half fill a saucepan with water and let it simmer. Place the chocolate in a small heat-proof bowl that fits into the rim of the saucepan without actually touching the water. Leave the chocolate to melt over the heat. Once it has melted, remove the bowl from the heat. Stir in the ground hazelnuts followed by the egg yolks (one at a time).
Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Using a metal spoon to prevent air escaping from the beaten egg, take one spoonful and fold gently into the chocolate mixture. Gradually fold the rest of the egg white into the mixture, taking care not to lose the air.
Spoon the mousse into two ramekins or into a bowl and place in the fridge to set (this will take at least an hour).
Taken from ‘The Holford Low-GL Diet Cookbook’ by Patrick Holford