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    Chocolate Mousse

    This rich, velvety mousse is perfect for entertaining, as it can be made ahead and stored in the fridge, then decorated just before serving.

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus at least 2 hours chilling
    • Total time: 15 minutes, plus at least 2 hours chilling 60 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 175g Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate, broken into small pieces
    • Knob of butter
    • 3 large eggs, separated
    • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau
    • 12 pieces from a 150g tub Duchy Originals Organic Chocolate Coated Orange Peel, to decorate

    Method

    1. Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Leave to melt for 2-3 minutes - do not allow the bowl to touch the water. When it has all melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
    2. Using a wooden spoon, beat the egg yolks into the chocolate with the liqueur.
    3. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture until completely incorporated.
    4. Divide the chocolate mousse between 4 glass serving dishes or pretty cups and place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Remove the mousse from the fridge about 30 minutes before serving, to soften slightly. Just before serving, decorate each mousse with pieces of the chocolate-coated orange peel.

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    Cook's tips

    This recipe contains raw egg and is therefore not suitable for the young, pregnant women, elderly people or those whose immune systems are weak.

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