Chocolate Orange Mousse
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup of orange liquor
1t vanilla extract
1t of grated orange zest
6 oz unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2T of sugar
8 eggs separated
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Combine chocolates, orange liquor, water and vanilla in a stainless-steel bowl and head over a double boiler. Melt, and then let cool slightly, stir in butter and zest.
whip egg yolks with 1/2 cup of sugar until eggs are thick and a pale yellow color, then add in the chocolate mixture whip just until combined.
In a clean bowl take 1 cup of the egg whites and remaining sugar and whip until stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate and yolk mixture.
Whip heavy cream to medium peaks and fold into chocolate mixture.
portion into bowls or cups an refrigerate until set.
* If you do not plan on consuming this product within the day may i suggest stabilizing the whipped cream with gelatin or stabilizer.