Being of the non-religious, sweet toothed persuasion, Easter for me is a celebration of chocolate in all its delicious forms. In my humble opinion, these chocolate mousse-filled chocolate eggs are a good place for the party to begin. A perfectly made mousse is deliciously rich, silky-smooth and decadent. You can adapt the flavour to suit – substitute the vanilla extract for rum or flavoured liqueur; add espresso, orange zest or spices.
If like me, you are a bit of a fancy pants and like to impress your friends and family with culinary delights, try making these into the most wonderful Easter dessert – serve individual filled eggs in egg cups (or espresso cups), decorated with gold leaf or piped chocolate. Making your own eggs is great fun, but if you are short on time most chocolatiers sell empty halves around Easter, which you can simply fill with the mousse and decorate yourself.