Recipe by Leslie in Texas
Grand Marnier-flavored chocolate mousse,served in orange shells.Originally from a January 1985 Bon Apetit in the R.S.V.P. Letters to the Editor. The recipe was requested from Le Select restaurant in Houston.
- 6 large navel oranges
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
- 1 teaspoon orange peel, finely grated
- 4 eggs, separated, room temperature
- 1 pinch cream of tartar
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- candied orange peel (garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- Slice top third of oranges off and discard.
- Scrape out pulp and gently squuze oranges over bowl, reserving 1 tablespoon of juice; discard pulp.
- Set orange shells aside.
- Melt chocolate with Grand Marnier, reserved orange juice and grated peel in large bowl set over gently simmering water.
- Stir until smooth.
- Remove from over water and stir in egg yolks, one yolk at a time.
- Using electric mixer, beat whites with cream of tartar to soft peaks in another large bowl.
- Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff but not dry.
- Fold 1/4 of whites into chocolate mixture.
- Fold in remaining whites.
- Beat cream until stiff peaks form;fold into chocolate mixture, blending well.
- Spoon into orange shells (you may need to cut a thin slice from the bottom to steady orange "bowls").
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Garnish with candied orange peel and serve.