Who would ever though such rich and decadent chocolate mousse could be made using only three ingredients? And if you don’t like orange with chocolate – two! This must be one of the simplest, but nicest chocolate desserts of all.
As I said, you can make this without the orange. But it gives such a taste… if you never had dark chocolate with orange, I strongly recommend. Of course, you can use milk chocolate as well.
Separate eggs. Chop the chocolate, place in a microwave-safe bowl and add orange juice and zest to it.
Melt chocolate in using a double boiler or in a microwave. While that melts, beat egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside.
When chocolate is melted, remove from the heat, add the yolks (one at a time) and give it a good stir until it’s smooth.
Using a spoon or a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Have patience here, you must retain all the precious air, which makes the mousse light.
I like to pour the mousse into the little jars from my yogurt maker because they have a matching lid, but if you don’t have something like that, just pour it into bowls, cover with clingfilm and chill for at least 4 hours.
- 8 oz (225 g) dark chocolate
- 4 eggs
- 1 orange
- Separate the eggs.
- Chop the chocolate and melt it along with the orange zest and juice.
- Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Add egg yolks to melted chocolate, one at a time.
- Using a spoon or a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour into bowls and cool for at least 4 hours.
- This recipe contains raw eggs.
- If you prefer plain chocolate mousse, just skip the orange.