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             Elizabeth David’s Mousse au Chocolatê l'Orange
 
 Recipe By     : Therese Cruz <MCRUZ@worldbank.org>
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4      ounces        good quality bitter chocolate -- broken into squares
    4                    egg yolks -- well beaten
    1      ounce         butter -- softened
                         juice of 1 orange
    4                    egg whites
 
           French Provincial Cooking [I used this to doctor a chocolate
           cake that dried out because it had been sitting in the
           fridge for several days.  I crumbled the cake and mixed it
           with the mousse and put them in individual containers.]
 
           E. David writes: Nearly everyone knows and appreciates the
           old and reliable formula for a chocolate mousse-4 yolks
           beaten into 4 oz. of melted bitter chocolate, and the 4
           whipped whites folded in.  Here is a slightly different
           version, its faint orange flavor giving it originality.
           Break 4 oz of good quality bitter chocolate into squares and
           put in a fireproof dish in a low oven.  When the chocolate
           is soft, after a few minutes, take it from the oven, stir in
           4 well-beaten yolks, then 1 oz. of softened butter, then the
           juice of 1 orange.  Use a Seville orange when in season; its
           aromatic flavor comes through better than that of the sweet
           orange.  Beat the 4 egg whites as for a soufflé and fold
           them into the chocolate mixture.  Pour into little pots,
           glasses, or coffee-cups.  This quantity will fill 6.  Put in
           the refrigerator or a cool larder until ready to serve.
           Should you have some orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier or
           Curaçao, add a spoonful in place of the same amount of
           orange juice.
  
 
 
 
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