Chocolate brownies with chocolate mousse topping

A friend from chef school recently asked me for this *seriously* good chocolate brownie recipe. It took awhile but after a huge spring-cleaning session, I uncovered it in an old diary. Glad I found it but I think I’m happier about the clean out. I’m feeling 1000 tons lighter after throwing away boxes of things/photos/letters/files/memories I’ve been carrying around for years. Lighter (perhaps) than the mousse topping on this blurry brownie shot!

Brownie ingredients:

  • 250 grams butter
  • 1/2 a cup of cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of walnut pieces

Brownie method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  • Melt the butter in a pot
  • Add the sugar (allow it to dissolve a bit)
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and add to the pot
  • Whisk the eggs and add to the pot
  • Add the walnuts
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon
  • Butter a tray and pour in the batter (use a palette knife to even out the batter)
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in the middle of the oven (it’s ready when it springs back if you press it)
  • Allow to cool

Mousse ingredients:

  • 125 grams of Lindt dark chocolate
  • 125 grams egg
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon gelatine (or leave this out)

Mousse method:

  • Whip the cream
  • Beat the eggs over a double boiler until frothy/bubbly (but not cooked)
  • Add the chocolate and mix
  • Melt the gelatine (if using) over a double boiler and mix into the chocolate mousse
  • Fold into the whipped cream
  • Layer over the brownies
  • Dust with cocoa powder
  • Cut with a sharp knife (dip into hot water after each slice to ensure a clean cut)
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8 thoughts on “Chocolate brownies with chocolate mousse topping

  1. This recipe was shared with us by our teacher, Tim Woodford, who says that Doreen at The Sweetest Thing in Simonstown has perfected it. SO, if you live in Cape Town and don’t feel like going to all the effort, go and check it out. It’s a delightful pastry shop and worth a visit anyway!

  2. Good day!This was a really fabulous post!
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    1. Thanks Other Lana, all is well my side…. looking forward to hearing how you placed in the blog awards x

    1. Hi Charissa

      125 g of egg will depend on what size your eggs are eg. one large egg weighs about 50 grams… The eggs should be weighed without the shell.

      Thanks for popping in!

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