Today's recipe comes from Nigella Lawson's book, Nigella Express. This recipe is a breeze to make, sets quickly and tastes delicious!
9 ounces white chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 fresh mint leaves, optional
Put the pieces of white chocolate in a bowl, and sit this bowl over a pan over simmering water until it melts, stirring gently with a spatula every now and then. When it's melted, stand the bowl on a cold surface to cool down a little.
In another bowl, and using an electric handheld whisk for ease, whip the cream, egg white and extract together. You want soft peaking rather than a stiff mixture. Put a big dollop of cream onto the slightly cooled chocolate and mix, and then gently fold the chocolate mixture into the cream.
Divide mixture between 6 small but perfectly formed glasses with a capacity of 60ml/ 1/4-cup each. Chill in the fridge or give them a fast icy zap by sitting them in the deep freeze for 10 or 15 minutes. Decorate the top with a mint leaf before serving.
From Nigella Lawson's "Nigella Express" cookbook. The recipes use regular, normal ingredients, and although some meals take a while in the oven, the preparation is always quick and simple. A very good cookbook - including some quick, easy desserts!