There are other mousse recipes about but this has a nice kick (thanks to the brandy, or cognac) and mascarpone keeps for maybe a month in the fridge so you'll likely have the ingredients when the need arises.
- 100g dark chocolate (broken into pieces, or dark chocolate drops)
- 55g caster sugar
- 2-3 tbsp brandy
- 3 eggs
- 250g mascarpone
I've adjusted the quantities to reduce the sugar (no difference) and upped the egg to make it lighter. This makes about 8-9 ramekins-worth and each weighs in at about 11 carbs so a firm favourite.