I announced to my family that I would supply the dessert to round of our Sunday evening barbecue. After much deliberation I decided to go for a chocolate orange mousse and after scouring through various recipes I decided to branch out on my and create my own and I must say, they turned out damn good!
To make this scrumptiously simple but deliciously decadent summer pud (enough for 8 portions) all you will need is:
- The juice and zest of 1 large orange
- 6 large eggs
- 200g of good quality dark chocolate
- 200g of good quality milk chocolate
Start by breaking the chocolate into small pieces and melting it over a saucepan of boiling water. This method will melt your chocolate gradually and stop it from burning.
Such chocolatey goodness, mmm!
Keep going until its completely smooth like this…
Next, separate your eggs into whites and yokes, I use the old pass the yoke from one half of the shell to the other over a bowl to catch the whites.
Then in a large bowl, whisk your egg whites until they are light and fluffy. They will start like this…
Keep going, if your arm aches, you’re doing it right! Nearly there…
When done they should be able to create soft peaks like this…
Then, after beating the eggs yokes separately, beat them into the melted chocolate.
Into two separate small dishes, grate the zest off of the orange, cut in halves and squeeze out the juice.
Add the juice of the orange into the chocolate and yoke mix. You can then, slowly, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mix.
Don’t worry if it doesn’t appear to be going well at first.
Keep going and eventually it will turn into smooth chocolate heaven.
If you have some, use small ramekins to divide into portions.
To finish off and make them look extra fancy, add a touch of orange zest to the top to give them a flash of colour.
Then pop them in the fridge for a few hours to chill.
Then for the final, most important step… lick the spoon!
Just to check its not poisonous of course!
The finished product went down a treat with everyone, as shown by the empty bowls and happy faces.
Do let me know if you give it a try, even better send me your pictures on Twitter or Instagram or send me your own favourite summer dessert recipes for me to try!