|Ignore the typo in the pic - I can't spell for my life|
So what classifies as fuss-free? For me, it's the 3 NOs - No oven, no heavy duty washing and no time. It's a classic dessert enjoyed by both young and old and great for parties and after-dinner sweets. For a more fancy touch, top the chilled mousse with some berries and whipped cream and people will think that you are a domestic goddess. The key here is in making it seem like you toiled for hours in the kitchen but in reality you only spent 15 minutes (don't worry, I won't tell...)
(serves 4, makes 4 ramekins)
150g mini marshmallows
250g dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa content, or mixture of bits and pieces of chocolate you have in your pantry)
50g unsalted butter
60ml hot water
280ml whipping cream
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Combine marshmallows, dark chocolate, butter, water in a microwave save bowl. Heat till warm and mix well. You will need to heat in several intervals of 30s, stirring well after each interval. It takes a total of about 2-3 minutes. This will yield a thick, smooth consistency.
2. In another bowl, combine whipping cream and sugar. Whisk till soft peaks form. Add in chocolate mixture in step 1 and mix well. Pour mixture into serving bowls and chill till firm before serving.
This recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson's Instant Chocolate Mousse