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Best Chocolate Mousse with a Hint of Orange

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Chocolate mousse......
There are chocolate mousses and there is THIS chocolate mousse, which is rich, with a hint of orange flavour and with no added sugar.

I only make this on special occasions which I had on New Years Day.

I use Lindt 70% chocolate however cooking chocolate works fine but would then need a bit of added sugar.

This is quite a simple, quick recipe but the results are superb.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
6 eggs
275 g chocolate
100 g orange intense chocolate
1 packet sponge fingers
Bit of milk
Orange zest

Method
Put some milk in a flat bowl and dip the sponge fingers into this. Do not let them get too soggy -just dip in and out on both sides.

In a bowl put these sponge fingers along the base and standing up along the sides. I thought I had a whole packet but I had used half of them, hence the outside of this mousse is not encased in sponge finger.


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Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a bowl -I used my electric mixer for this.

Melt the chocolate - I always do this in the microwave for about 4 minutes, stopping after each minute to ensure you do not burn it.

Stir the chocolate to make sure it is all melted, and add the orange zest.


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Add the egg yolks and mix.

Add the egg whites


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Gently fold in the egg whites ensuring that you mix the chocolate at the very bottom of the dish.


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Mousse will be thick and look like this now


Spoon into the dish with the sponge fingers, cover, and put in the fridge.


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Can be made the day before.


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Serve with cream if desired.

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