What a busy week. I have loved it and thank you everyone for supporting me on my new journey - Jade has been amazing creating this wonderful new world for me which I am enormously grateful for - I literally dream menus and food ideas now - pen and paper never far away otherwise my poor brain might pop! We had a lovely weekend, riding, long walks, and everyone helping with Sunday lunch which was a triumph.
I am very lucky to be doing something I love, to have such a busy lifestyle that keeps me on the go but I am aware that there is lots of loneliness around us at the moment so today I called a friend - listening to someone else laugh is so infectious its unreal! I was having a long over due house blitz and had to sit on the floor cackling away while the dogs looked at me as though I was mad! I am! Felt great!! Tomorrow I am off to meet one person for a walk and a change of scene, this person is also the person who I am interviewing for my December Issue of Grub. She is one of my BFF's and happens to be an expert in a certain culinary field, which will be revealed in the first issue of Grub!
After supper most nights I have a chunk or two of chocolate, its like a religion to me! I feel it is deserved along with the wine having ridden and mucked out 5 horses and done whatever else with my kiddies - that's what I tell myself anyway! For a change sometimes I make a chocolate mousse, it is the most delicious, chocolatey treat. When I make it I have to make extra for one of my friends who would commit a serious crime in order to get to this mousse! So for all of you who deserve a treat, want to give somebody a treat or just want to indulge yourself in a smidgen of chocolate bliss - here is the best chocolate mousse recipe EVER!!
Have a lovely rest of week and next week I will be telling you more about the exciting December issue of Grub.
THE BEST CHOCOLATE MOUSSE EVER
200g dark chocolate
120ml warm water
3 large eggs separated
40g caster sugar
A bowl or 6 ramekins
Put the chocolate and water in a bowl and either place over a simmering saucepan or gently melt in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
Let it cool for 5 mins then stir in the raw egg yolks.
Whisk the egg whites until you have little firm peaks, then whisk in the sugar until thick and glossy.
Using a metal spoon, gently fold (don't stir as you want to keep the bubbles) a spoonful of egg white mixture into the chocolate, continue gently folding (might take 5 mins) until everything is well combined and all those bubbles are still there!
Pop into a bowl or ramekins and wait for at least 2 hours then tuck in. You can sprinkle the top with white chocolate stars or use a few berries to make it look pretty.