We all get those cravings..
You know the ones.
When you just need a little sneaky chocolate.
Well what if you didn’t have to feel so guilty about it…?
We all know about the health benefits of fresh olive oil, so here’s a little secret recipe for something delicious and surprisingly good for you...
An Isobel Olives original recipe:
Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse
170 grams bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 large eggs, separated
2/3 cup Icing sugar
3/4 cup Isobel Olives 2018 Delicate Extra Virgin Oil, or 2019 Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup brewed espresso
2 tablespoons liqueur, such as blackberry brandy
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Beat the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer on high speed until light and lemon yellow in color. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, as you would for a mayonnaise.
Once the olive oil has been incorporated, add the melted chocolate, espresso, and liqueur. Mix on low speed until combined.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until they form medium peaks. Fold the whites thoroughly into the chocolate mixture.
Divide evenly between 8 ramekins and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours. To serve, garnish with sea salt, chocolate shavings and mint, if desired.
Need something to perk you up?
Enjoy with an olive oil bullet proof coffee.
Worried about fake EVOO? Check out this blog.
Come say Hi at the Marlborough Farmers Market!
Isobel Olives has a stall at the Marlborough Farmers Market every Sunday in Blenheim. You can taste, and fall in love with our locally produced extra virgin olive oil made with genuine Marlborough olives!
Four types of olive oil to choose from, including a rare speciality Koroneiki oil, as well as beeswax cloths, and lip balms. We can tell you about making olive oil, how it was produced locally at the Marlborough olive press and recipes for cooking. Just ask for Chris!
See you Sunday.
Marlborough Olive Grove