Thursday, February 5, 2009

Frozen chocolate mousse

This delicious frozen delight is the winner of this week's food fight!

Ingredients (serves 2)
* 60g good-quality dark cooking chocolate (see note), broken into pieces
* 60g unsalted butter, chopped
* 2 teaspoons orange liqueur
* 2 eggs, separated
* pinch of salt
* 1 tablespoon caster sugar
* cocoa powder, to serve

1. Lightly grease two 3/4-cup capacity ramekins or moulds. Line base and sides with a piece of plastic wrap. Allow plenty of overhang.
2. Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
3. Add liqueur and egg yolks to chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined.
4. Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhites and salt in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and beat well. Stir a third of eggwhite into chocolate mixture. Gently fold remaining eggwhite into chocolate mixture. Spoon into prepared ramekins. Fold over excess plastic wrap to cover. Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight, if time permits, until firm.
5. Using the plastic wrap, gently ease mousse from ramekins. Turn out onto chilled serving plates. Dust with cocoa and serve.

Notes & tips
* Note: For best results, use 70%-cocoa chocolate.

Super Food Ideas - Page 79
Recipe by Dixie Elliott


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