Pregnancy cravings.. Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Isn’t it always the case that when you really want something it always comes a time when you can’t have it?

Since I’ve been pregnant the food/drink items I have really fancied include:

1.Pimms -I’m not a big drinker but when the Summer finally started to show itself this year the first thing I thought of was Pimms. I love Pimms. I missed it so much when pregnant with Izzy and will look forward to a long glass of it after baby 2 arrives.

2. A soft boiled/poached egg – cooking an egg to a dry hard state isn’t that appealing.

3. Chocolate mousse – I have an awesome recipe for mousse which unfortunately includes raw egg whites which are of course a no no.

4. Mr Whippy! No explanation needed really.

5. Red bull – I drink this so rarely ..normally only after a really bad nights sleep as I’m not a coffee fan but obviously I wouldn’t consider drinking it when pregnant. It’s not something I would ever imagine myself craving but my OH had a can this week after a night shift and the smell of it made me want to drink it SO badly.

Isn’t this annoying?

I am however getting quite good at creating or finding pregnancy friendly options. Coming up on the blog soon is egg free carbonara..a non alcoholic drinks special and for now an egg free mousse which I have been promising to post for agessss so finally here it is:

Bump friendly chocolate orange mousse

You will need:

175grams marshmallows
275 grams dark choc – probably better to use a high quality choc but I used asda basics.
75ml of warm water
300ml double cream
75grams butter
Zest of one orange – if you don’t like the texture of zest you could avoid this and add 1/2tsp extra flavouring
1tsp of orange flavouring

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Put all ingredients except cream and flavouring in a pan over a low heat and melt slowly stirring as needed. Remove from heat.

Whip your cream and fold into cooling chocolate mixture, adding your flavouring at this stage also. Spoon into 6 ramekins and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour.

Serve straight from the fridge either plain or top with fruit and/or cream. Seriously addictive.

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We all enjoyed this recipe..we gave Izzy a small amount in a ramekin and she LOVED IT.

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