|4 ounces||Good quality bitter|
|Chocolate, broken into|
|4||Egg yolks, well beaten|
|1 ounce||Butter, softened|
|Juice of 1 orange|
French Provincial Cooking [I used this to doctor a chocolate cake that dried out because it had been sitting in the fridge for several days.
I crumbled the cake and mixed it with the mousse and put them in individual containers.]
E. David writes: Nearly everyone knows and appreciates the old and reliable formula for a chocolate mousse-4 yolks beaten into 4 oz. of melted bitter chocolate, and the 4 whipped whites folded in. Here is a slightly different version, its faint orange flavor giving it originality.
Break 4 oz of good quality bitter chocolate into squares and put in a fireproof dish in a low oven. When the chocolate is soft, after a few minutes, take it from the oven, stir in 4 well-beaten yolks, then 1 oz. of softened butter, then the juice of 1 orange. Use a Seville orange when in season; its aromatic flavor comes through better than that of the sweet orange.
Beat the 4 egg whites as for a souffle and fold them into the chocolate mixture. Pour into little pots, glasses, or coffee-cups.
This quantity will fill 6. Put in the refrigerator or a cool larder until ready to serve.
Should you have some orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier or Curaao, add a spoonful in place of the same amount of orange juice.
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