Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Orange & White Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is such a simple and scrumptious dessert - but it's also what most people expect when they think of a dessert mousse. And I sometimes like to create new twists on familiar tastes. Here's my latest. See what you think:

Orange & White Chocolate Mousse
approximately 6 servings

6 ounces white chocolate
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other brandy-based orange liqueur
1 teaspoon cinnamon

2-3 oranges, with sections cut from fruit
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier per orange

Melt white chocolate slowly in double boiler, until smooth and creamy. Beat egg yolks until thickened and dark yellow. Add Grand Marnier and cinnamon, mixing gently but thoroughly. Add melted white chocolate in small amounts, stirring after each spoonful, to create custard.

Beat egg whites until firm. Fold into white chocolate and yolk mixture slowly. Pour mousse into individual dessert glasses. Allow to cool overnight.

While the mousse cools overnight, soak orange sections in Grand Marnier. Top each mousse serving with a handful of orange sections, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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