Nathan Outlaw shares a divine chocolate orange mousse recipe. Simple yet impressive, sweet but not saccharine, this chocolate mousse can be served on its own or as a component in a larger dessert, like a a chocolate orange tart, or a mousse pudding layered with shortbread, whipped cream and chocolate sauce for real chocolate lovers.

Soak the gelatine in cold water. Mix the egg yolks and caster sugar together in a bowl
Bring 300ml of the double cream together with the milk and orange zest to the boil. Pour the mixture onto the egg yolks and sugar then return to the pan and cook over a low heat until the mix thickens a little
Making crème anglaise or custard
When stirring the mixture on the heat be sure to use a flat edged spoon, moving it continuously along the base of the pan so the mixture does not catch
Remove from the heat. Finely chop the chocolate and stir in, along with the gelatine and cocoa. Place the pan over a bowl of ice to cool. Meanwhile, semi-whip the remaining 160ml of double cream
When the chocolate custard mix is at room temperature, fold in the cream until fully incorporated. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving
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Nathan Outlaw shares a chocolate orange mousse recipe that will be music to the ears of any chocolate lover. Serve with accompaniments or it's delicious on it's own

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Has anyone tried this with agar agar?
27 May 2015