Portuguese Sweets, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Chocolate mousse

You can’t go wrong with chocolate mousse as a dessert. In Portugal most chocolate mousses have milk, eggs and even gelatin. This vegan recipe is easy to make, is rich, fluffy and I’d class it as the best possible finish touch to your meal!

Time: 20 minutes+ 2h to set

Type: dessert

Difficulty: 1.5 pots

Makes: 6 individual desserts

What you need:

200ml plant cream (soya or oat)

aquafaba (liquid of 1 tin of chickpeas)

1 tsp vege gelling powder

1 tsp cider vinegar

100g dark chocolate

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla exract

chocolate shavings and crushed biscuits to decorate (optional)

Utensils:

2 large bowls, 1 small bowl

hand mixer with whisks attachment

spoons

individual dessert containers

Directions:

Aquafaba: place the chilled liquid from a can of chickpeas in a large bowl, along with vege gelling powder and cider vinegar and whisk on high speed until you get a firm white cream (might take up to 10 minutes);

Plant cream: In another bowl, whisk the plant cream with the maple syrup and vanilla extract until you have a firm and thick white cream;

Fold aquafaba in the cream; meanwhile, place the dark chocolate (except a little square to make the chocolate shavings) in small chunks in a bowl and microwave until it all melts (check frequently so it doesn’t burn); Once melted, add to the aquafaba and cream and mix well;

Transfer to individual dessert containers and top with chocolate shavings and crushed rich tea biscuits (optional);

Leave in the fridge for at least 2h before serving.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.