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Chocolate Chilli Mousse

You would never guess that this mousse is made from Tofu. Tofu is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals especially calcium. Tofu can also help lower cholesterol and is great for pre/menopausal women suffering from hot flushes due to its phytoestrogen content. Thanks to Carolyn English of Preventative Nutrition for this recipe.

Chocolate Chilli Mousse


3/4 cup sugar

450 grams silken tofu

225 grams 70% Lindt dark chocolate melted (I use a double boiler)

1 tsp vanilla paste

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp chilli powder

extra square of chocolate for shavings

edible flowers for topping (optional)

In a small pan, combine sugar with 3/4 cup water; bring to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

Put all ingredients except for chocolate shavings and flowers in a blender and purée until completely smooth, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides a couple of times. Divide contents amongst 4 to 6 glass jars or wine glasses and chill for at least 30 minutes. Garnish with chocolate shavings and flower petals before serving.

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