Chocolate mousse melting moments

Chocolate melting moments are sandwiched together with chocolate mousse for an indulgent treat
By Jo Wheatley
Chocolate mousse melting moments
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  • Serves: 15 melting moments
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling time
  • Effort: easy


For the melting moments

  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g cornflour
  • 60 g cocoa powder

For the chocolate mousse filling

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 30 g icing sugar

Tips and Suggestions

This recipe contains raw egg, so be careful who you feed it to.


1. For the chocolate mousse filling: Finely chop the dark and milk chocolate and tip into a bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it is just below boiling point and then pour over the chopped chocolate and stir gently until the chocolate has melted. Add the egg yolk and icing sugar and stir until smooth and glossy.
Chill until set.

2. For the melting moments: Combine the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a free-standing mixer or food processor and blend until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, cornflour and cocoa into the bowl and beat until smooth.

3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with
a large, open star nozzle and pipe 30 swirls onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

4. Chill the melting moments in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

5. Bake the melting moments on the middle shelf
of the preheated oven for 1215 minutes until firm then leave to cool on the baking tray.

6. Spoon the chocolate mousse into a clean piping bag; pipe onto 15 of the cookies and then sandwich with the remaining cookies and serve.

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