Curly strips of candied peel and flecks of real gold leaf glisten atop orange chocolate mousse for a dessert that looks every bit as rich as it tastes.
This recipe is part of our meal celebrating winter's tastiest fruit
For an equally delicious garnish, try whipped cream, orange segments, and mint. Please also be aware that this dish uses raw eggs, which can be a danger to infants, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
Servings: Serves 6
- 5 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 2 Tbsp. coffee or water
- 2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
- 4 large eggs , preferably organic
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- Candied orange peel , for garnish; available at Amazon.com
- Edible gold flakes , for garnish; available at Amazon.com
Combine chocolate, coffee (or water), and Grand Marnier in the top of a double boiler. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Separate eggs. When chocolate has cooled, whisk in yolks.
In a medium bowl, whip chilled heavy cream to soft peaks. In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; add sugar, and beat to soft peaks. Fold half of whites into chocolate until incorporated, then fold in rest of whites. Finally, fold in whipped cream.
Spoon mousse into 6 glasses; chill at least 4 hours. To serve, top each glass with candied orange peel and gold flakes.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 11, 2014
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