Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipes Not Found on Internet: Orange Chocolate Mousse

4 oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped in small pieces
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 C orange juice
3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
2 eggs, separated (2 egg whites, 2 yolks)
2 Tbsp cointreau (non-alcoholic substitution is 1/2 tsp of orange extract)
1/3 C whipping cream
1 more egg white
2 Tbsp of sugar
Orange segments and whipped cream to serve

In a microwavable bowl, melt orange juice and butter until boiling. Add the chocolate and stir until smooth. Microwave at 10 second intervals if necessary to melt more. When smooth, stir in cocoa powder. Whisk in egg yolks and cointreau/orange extract. Allow to cool. In a chilled bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Beat all the egg whites in a clean, dry, chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add the sugar; beat until smooth and glossy. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the eggs whites into the cooled chocolate mixture. Before they are completely incorporated, fold in the whipped cream. Spoon the mixture into individual serving dishes or a large serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with orange segments and whipped cream.

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