Easy Orange Chocolate Mousse

This easy orange Chocolate mousse was one of the recipes I did for the ClemenGold Challenge a while back. We were asked to come op with a few recipes using ClemenGold Easy Peelers and enter one of them into a competition. Sadly my recipe did not make the cut.
In fact I was quite happy to give up my place on the podium for this delicious recipe!In hindsight I think this would have been a better entry, but I liked the Blue Cheese Risotto with Maple Syrup Honey Comb and I thought everyone would too. Clearly not!
Everyone loves chocolate and orange and if it is combined in one recipe, utter decadence! The idea of this orange chocolate mousse came to me when I tried to think of uses for the ClemenGold Easy Peeler. Ways to use the whole fruit, not only the flesh or the juice. To use orange rind in recipes is nothing new, but I thought what if I use the peel to infuse the chocolate Mousse. Ta-da!!!! Aha moment for me. To make this even easier I used bought Chocolate Mousse(yes, horror upon horror). I decided to give you both versions, the no-effort-version and the little-more-effort-version.

Easy Orange Chocolate Mousse
Servings 8

Ingredients

1 liter Woolworths Chocolate Mousse

8 ClemenGold Easy Peelers or small oranges

2 Tbs orange liqueur(optional)

8 sprigs of mint

zest of 1 orange

Wash the fruit and dry with a clean towel. Cut a small lid off easy orange. Carefully remove all flesh from the inside of the fruit. If using liqueur, fold it into the mousse and for an informal presentation, spoon the mixture into the hollow fruit. Chill for overnight for best effect. Decorate with a sprig of mint and some orange zest.

Orange Chocolate Mousse
 Serves 6

Ingredients

1 slab 70% Lindt chocolate
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbs caster sugar

3 eggs, separated

½ cup(125ml) cream
2 Tbs orange liqueur (Grand Manier)

Break chocolate in pieces and melt in a bowl over boiling water. Combine the orange zest, egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and creamy.
 Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and fold in with a spatula until it is properly mixed. In two separate bowls, beat the egg whites until stiff and also the cream until it forms soft peaks. Fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, take care not to over mix. Now do the same with the egg whites. If you are using liqueur, this is the time to also fold it into the mousse. Spoon the mousse into the hollow oranges and chill overnight or for at least 2 hours. Serve with chocolate shavings and a sprig of mint.

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