Chocolate Mousse-Filled Oranges
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Cooking Time4 hr
- 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate (you can use chocolate chips)
- 2 tablespoons coffee
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liquor
- 4 large eggs, separate whites from yolks and save both
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 oranges
- whipped cream (optional)
- In a double boiler, combine bittersweet chocolate along with coffee and Grand Marnier. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
- When chocolate has cooled, whisk in egg yolks, one at a time. Keep in mind that this is a classic French mousse recipe so it requires raw eggs which will not be cooked.
- In a mixer, whip chilled heavy cream to soft peaks.
- In another bowl beat the 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.
- Keep in the fridge to chill at least 4 hours before serving.
- To serve, cut 4 oranges in half and scoop out the flesh without breaking the skin.
- Fill the shells with the chocolate mousse, top with whipped cream, and sprinkle with orange zest.
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