donderdag 9 december 2010

Orange and Chocolate Mousse

Perfect for those cold cold winter days, to enjoy in front of a fire place.

By: Chocolate Shavings
Serves 4-6 people

5.5 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa)
350 ml of heavy whipping cream
3 large egg whites
2 tbl + 1 tsp of sugar
Zest and juice of 1/2 orange
1 1/2 tsp of Grand Marnier
4 pieces of candied orange, to garnish
4 squares of bittersweet chocolate, to garnish

Chop the chocolate and melt using a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted, reserve and let cool while you prepare the rest of the mousse.
Place the cream in a bowl making sure the cream is very cold as well as the bowl. You can place both in fridge for 20 minutes. Beat the cream until it becomes light and airy and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they just form stiff peaks.
Add the orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier to the chocolate and fold it into the cream. Once the mixture is homogeneous, gently fold in the egg whites in 2 batches making sure to keep the mixture airy and light. Place the mousse to set in the fridge for 2 hours. Spoon the mousse into ramekins. Grate the chocolate over the mousse to garnish and top with thin strips of candied orange.
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