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


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


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

smoked chocolate mousse recipe gleneagles scotland




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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