Recipe: Smoked Chocolate Mousse

smoked chocolate mousse recipe gleneagles scotland

smoked chocolate mousse recipe gleneagles scotland

Valentine’s Chocolate Mousse recipe from Neil Mugg, Head Pastry Chef at The Gleneagles Hotel.

This luxurious dark chocolate mousse is simple to make yet tastes delicious.  Serve with marmalade, shortbread, ice cream – whatever takes your fancy.  Surprise your other half this Valentine’s Day with a home made dessert all the way from The Gleneagles Hotel.

Recipe: Smoked Chocolate Mousse


  • 200g Dark chocolate – 70%
  • 120ml Boiling water
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 140g Italian meringue
  • Smoke oil to taste – optional, this recipe also works well without the smoke.


  1. Melt the chocolate over boiling water, mix until it is all melted.
  2. Add in the egg yolks – mix well to emulsify.
  3. Fold in the Italian meringue and smoke oil to taste.
  4. Serve as quenelles on your plate or place into small serving bowls for a deeper pudding.
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