"Smells Chocolatey, eh?"

(That's one of our family's favorite quotes from Matilda, by the way.) Okay, if you love chocolate, you HAVE to try this little gem of a recipe.  "Instant Chocolate Mousse," from Nigella Lawson.  It may not be great for your body, but let me tell you, it's good for your soul!


  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 9 ounces best quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup hot water from a recently boiled kettle
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-based saucepan.

Put the saucepan on the stove, over heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile whip the cream with the vanilla until thick and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture.

Pour or scrape into 4 or 6 glasses or small dishes and chill until you want to eat. The sooner the better!

Here is the link to this recipe, if you are interested.