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Vegan chocolate mousse – Recipe

This quick and easy chocolate mousse is a brilliant vegan dessert. Made with silken tofu, it’s even high in protein!

Each serving provides 620 kcal, 8.5g protein, 86g carbohydrate (of which 74g sugars), 27g fat (of which 7.5g saturates), 2g fibre and 0.4g salt.

For the chocolate mousse
300g/10½oz silken tofu, drained
150g/5½oz vegan dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 vanilla pod, seeds only
½ tsp ground star anise
2 tbsp treacle
agave syrup, to taste
20g/¾oz toasted flaked almonds, to serve
For the honeycomb
100g/3½oz caster sugar
100g/3½oz glucose syrup
2 tbsp golden syrup
pinch bicarbonate of soda
For the apricots
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 dried apricots
1 star anise
pinch sugar

Put the tofu, ground star anise, vanilla seeds, treacle and agave syrup into a large bowl and blend with a hand blender until silky smooth.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl sat over a saucepan of simmering water, being careful not to let the bowl touch the water. Fold into the tofu. Spoon the mixture between 4 glasses and refrigerate until set.

To make the honeycomb, line a baking tray with baking paper. Put the sugar, glucose and golden syrup into a deep saucepan and heat until it reaches 145C. (This should take about 5 minutes). Quickly whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. Be careful as the mixture will bubble up very suddenly. Quickly pour onto the lined baking tray. Set aside to cool and harden.

To make the apricots, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the apricots and star anise and cook until the apricots start to caramelise. Sprinkle over a pinch of sugar and leave to cool.

To serve, sprinkle the toasted almonds on top of the mousse and serve with the apricots and peices of honeycomb.

Source: cooking365