Vohn’s Vittles

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Chocolate and lime curd mousse

on April 9, 2014

Hello Dear Reader,

One of my all time favourite flavour combinations is chocolate and lime. So when a recipe for Chocolate Orange Curd was published by Karen on her beautiful blog Lavender and Lovage my first thought, after drooling over her unique new recipe, was that I simply had to try it with lime instead of orange!

Since my father is also a chocolate lime fan, I decided to make this on a recent visit home. I didn’t want to leave my parents with a load of unused egg whites and so was born my chocolate and lime curd mousse. It went down a treat after our usual “Vohn is going back to Scotland” lunch of leftover Chinese food!

Chocolate lime curd mousse

 

You will need 2 limes,  5 eggs, 50g caster sugar, 50g butter and 100g chocolate…

Chocolate lime curd mousse ingredients

 

Start by zesting and juicing the limes…

Lime zest

 

Juice limes

 

Then separate the eggs…

Five eggs separated

 

Set aside the egg whites – for now you will only need the yolks…

Five egg yolks

 

 

Place the egg yolks, sugar, butter, lime zest and lime juice in a non-stick pan (or use a bain-marie) and heat over a gentle heat, stirring continuously, until it is thick and glossy in appearance.

Lime curd cooked

 

At this point I liberated a couple of tablespoonfuls of the tangy lime curd to serve at breakfast time! It is heavenly.

Lime curd

Remove the pan from the heat and break in the chocolate, reserving a couple of squares for decoration later. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated.

Chocolate lime curd cooked

Again I liberated a couple of tablespoonfuls of the chocolate lime curd for a decadent breakfast!

Chocolate lime curd

 

Now, put the chocolate lime curd aside to cool slightly in the pan whilst you whisk the egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Then use a large metal spoon to fold the the chocolate lime curd into the egg whites. Once fully incorporated, spoon into serving dishes or teacups.  Place in the fridge to set.

Chocolate lime curd mousse to set

 

Grate the remaining chocolate on top & serve.

Chocolate lime curd mousse

 

Enjoy!

Thank you Karen for the inspiration! You can print Karen’s original recipe for her Chocolate Orange Curd from her gorgeous blog Lavender and Lovage.

Vohn
x

P.S. If you like this, you may also like my Chocolate and Lime Tart recipe!

P.P.S. I am entering my Chocolate Lime Curd Mousse into the “Made with Love Mondays” challenge run by the Javelin Warrior over at Cookin w/ Luv

Made with Love Mondays

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23 Responses to “Chocolate and lime curd mousse”

  1. I love this recipe and love it even more because it uses up the whole egg! I shall be making it and will link back to you from my blog when I do! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. shelby says:

    I love chocolate and I love lime, but have never put the two togeter! Will have to try it out!

  3. Alida says:

    Hi Vohn, I just noticed your recipe on facebook. Love this addition of lime. I have never tried it before.
    Very nice!
    Love your photography too X

    • Vohn says:

      Aw thanks Alida. I am a big fan of chocolate and lime. Photos taken at my parent’s house are easy to make look good as they have so much natural light. 🙂

  4. Platter Talk says:

    Incredible combination of flavors in this mousse. Looks moussetastic!!

  5. That looks and sounds soo delicious and love the idea of serving in the teacups!

  6. I’m so intrigued by this combination – I don’t think I’ve ever tried to combine lime and chocolate before. But I’m imagining it would be delicious, especially in mousse form…

    • Vohn says:

      Oh Mark – you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Lime and chocolate is made for each other! We have a great sweet (candy) here which is a hard lime outer with chocolate inside – a childhood favourite that I still enjoy! 🙂

  7. […] with the theme of chocolate, Vohn’s Vittles shared a recipe for a lime-curd mousse, served up in a dainty tea cup. Such a simple recipe which […]

  8. This looks absolutely amazing! I love the gorgeous teacups too. Great pics!

  9. Zoe says:

    This looks divine and would be great for entertaining. i love a good chocolate mousse.

  10. Karen says:

    LOVELY Vohn and I love serving desserts in tea cups too – they always look so pretty!
    As you know, cos’ we have been emailing each other, I have also used my chocolate orange curd to make a mousse, and it’s such a GREAT addition to this simple dessert…..your chocolate lime curd mousse looks and sounds divine and a lemon and lime chocolate curd is on my list to make next time I am in the preserves kitchen!
    Lovely photos and a great dessert recipe, thanks so much for the lovely mentions too!
    Karen

    • Vohn says:

      Thank you so much Karen – for the inspiration, the permission to utilise your recipe and for your lovely comments. I am so genuinely touched by your continuing encouragement! x

  11. Choclette says:

    Chocolate and lime is a lovely combination and your mousse sounds delightful. It looks so pretty too – love the cup.

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks Choclette. These were my grandmother’s cups. They usually just sit on a display shelf, so it was nice to get them out and fill them with loveliness! 🙂

  12. Aunt Bee says:

    That sounds and looks SO DELICIOUS!!! Love all the photos 🙂

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks so much Brandi. It is certainly much easier to take photos at my parent’s house – it is flooded with natural light. In my own house I am running from window to window in search of good light & rarely finding it! x

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