This Chocolate Mousse Recipe with a Twist of Orange is the perfect way to finish a meal. The mousse was originally created in France and with it’s delicate, light and airy texture it is a definite show stopper to bring out at a dinner party. Definitely a decadent dessert you need in your life.
200g x Dark Chocolate
200ml x Double Cream (or whipping cream)
20g x Unsalted Butter
3 x Free Range Eggs
30g x Caster Sugar
Pinch of Sea Salt
Zest of one Orange (optional)
1. Begin by pouring the double cream into a heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil and instantly remove from the heat.
2. Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and add it into the hot cream. Stir the cream and chocolate until the chocolate has fully melted. Add in a pinch of sea salt and stir.
3. Next, add in the butter and stir until you have got a silky, shiny chocolate mixture. If you’re adding orange zest, add it in now. Leave the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Whip the egg whites until they reach stiff peaks and add in the caster sugar. Whip for 1 more minute until the sugar has dissolved. Use a free-standing mixer or an electric hand whisk to do this.
5. Now that the chocolate mixture has cooled a little bit, it’s time to beat in the egg yolks.
6. Finally, gently fold in the whipped egg whites until fully incorporated. Pour the mixture into four glasses and leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, although overnight will be better.
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