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Mademoiselle Elin's Chocolate Mousse

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"This chocolate mousse is so excellent because you can make it one day in advance, and the wonderful taste of chocolate and orange makes it something extra! I got the recipe in a food magazine ages ago and we made it for dessert on a Sunday recently".


150 g (5 oz) dark chocolate
3 - 4 tsp powdered coffee
1/2 dl (scant 1/4 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice
grated peel from 1 orange
2 eggs, separated
2 dl (good 3/4 cup) heavy cream
1 - 2 tbs brandy or Cointreau (optional!)

  • Melt the chocolate in a waterbath (means you have a saucepan of simmering water and then you put the chocolate in a bowl which you put on top of the saucepan, so that it melts from the heat of the steam).
  • Dissolve the coffee powder in the heated orange juice and add the orange peel.
  • Mix the melted chocolate with the coffee-orange mixture, then stir in the egg yolks and the cream, which you have first beaten until rather stiff (but not buttery).
  • Beat the egg whites stiff and gently fold them in.
  • Pour the mousse in portion bowls or cups - or in a larger bowl - and put in a cold place for a few hours or longer before serving.


Serves 8