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Type of meal : | Desserts | Desserts
Special diet :
125 g (4 oz) dark sweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into bits
15 mL (1 tbsp) unsweetened cocoa powder
50 mL (1/4 cup) evaporated or fresh skim milk
10 mL (2 tsp) grated orange rind
125 mL (1/2 cup) sugar
75 mL (1/3 cup) water
3 large egg whites
In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt the chocolate with the cocoa and milk, stirring, about 4 minutes or until smooth. Add the orange rind and transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
In a small heavy saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil over moderately high heat; cook, occasionally washing down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water, for 6 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 115?C (240?F) or 1 mL (1/4 tsp) of the syrup dropped into a saucer of cold water forms a soft ball.
In a perfectly clean large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer set on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until they form soft peaks. With the mixer running on medium-high, add the sugar syrup in a stream and beat for 4 to 5 minutes or until the mixture is cool and looks thick and glossy.
Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture. Spoon the mousse into 6 individual bowls. Chill, covered with plastic food wrap, for 2-1/2 hours or until firm.
Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:1321