Wednesday, November 11, 2009

chocolate yum..

As I was reading the December issue of Oprah magazine this evening, I came across this lucious dessert - orange chocolate mousse...double yum! It brought back a long ago memory:
When I was pregnant with my daughter Stephanie 19 years ago, I worked in a very quaint Italian restaurant....and we served chocolate mousse. How I loved it - and everday during my pregnancy, I would eat a HUGE bowl of that decadent dessert - I KID YOU NOT!
It made my heart sing. My thighs and rear end were not too happy about it, but I didn't care...I was pregnant and was going to eat whatever the heck I wanted. So I did. After that little eating stint and my daughter was born, I was only able to eat a spoonful, no more huge bowls. I just wasn't craving it any longer.
But today when I saw this recipe - those old feelings came back...I have listed the recipe below just in case you would like to give it a taste yourself and while you're at it - Oprah Magazine has
some AWESOME articles - 12 stories of giving - which are so inspiring! It just goes to show that we have so many people that want to make a difference in the lives of others and I for one am
truly grateful to anyone that wants to make someone else's life just a little bit better!
Ingredients:Serves 6
5 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
2 Tbsp. coffee or water
2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
4 large eggs , preferably organic
1 cup chilled heavy cream
1 Tbsp. sugar
Candied orange peel , for garnish; available at
Edible gold flakes , for garnish; available at
Combine chocolate, coffee (or water), and Grand Marnier in the top of a double boiler. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Separate eggs. When chocolate has cooled, whisk in yolks.In a medium bowl, whip chilled heavy cream to soft peaks. In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; add sugar, and beat to soft peaks. Fold half of whites into chocolate until incorporated, then fold in rest of whites. Finally, fold in whipped cream.Spoon mousse into 6 glasses; chill at least 4 hours. To serve, top each glass with candied orange peel and gold flakes.


Simone said...

YUM indeed....sounds delish!!

I used to read Oprah's magazine every month and always get the December issue, I will try to pick one up today,

Have a good day Cathi :)

olivia rae said...

ohh my that looks divine!!! must try it.

Lori said...

It does sound yummy! I plan to get her December issue also ~ thank you for the preview! said...

All these years and I've never made a mousse au chocolat. I've eaten plenty, but always thought if I tried I would do something wrong.

Just might take you up on this. It looks out of this world.


Her name was Lola said...

Mouth-watering. Yum, indeed!


OceanDreams said...

That looks so good, you have no idea. Thanks for the vote of encouragement for the Half Dome, it is nice to hear of someone hiking of it! :) Thanks for the mouse recipe, yum!

Gigi said...

YUM! Looks so good--maybe too good. I love chocolate too much! xoxo

Absolutely Not Martha said...

just letting you know i left something for you on my blog today. :)

charlie said...

I used to eat lots of chocolate desserts when I was pregnant and working in a restaurant too! Hey, today I went to the Cotswolds and thought of you (cos I know you'd like to go there!)

Lori said...

I just got my copy in the mail today and have it beside my bed to enjoy tonight! The recipe looks delicious and your blog is delightful. Glad I meandered over.

(I have two)

Simply Colette said...

Love this story! Sure your not pregnant again? ;) The orange chocolate sounds amazing. Thank you so much sincerely for your kind words this week. They brought me a huge smile and teary eyes. I really needed it. Thanks again! Love and hugs,

Jacqueline said...

I adore chocolate mousse and I used to make it alot....but not so much now as I'm trying to eat healthily, trying being the operative word !!
It looks so delicious and I shall keep the recipe for high days and holidays. XXXX

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh my goodness, I remember the chocolate mousse, tiramisu and that delicious cream we lined the plates with - sneaking (well me at least) spoonfuls in the back :-)

That was divine chocolate mouse, wasn't it? I'd bet it was the espresso in it!

Tracy said...

I am a chocoholic, and this looks SO good!

Simply Mel said...

Okay, my mouth is watering!

Christina said...

this made me smile~ no beam!
i love it here


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