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Friday, October 19, 2012

White Chocolate Orange Mousse

While the rest of your witches and goblins are eating cookies and cupcakes, the adults can enjoy this delicious dessert.

white chocolate orange mousse 

This is easily made ahead and can even be used as the filling for a chocolate crumb crust pie.

Dissolve gelatin in warm orange juice.
3 tablespoons orange juice
1¼ teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
Stir and set aside.
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
¼ cup whipping cream
Carefully melt white chocolate in microwave for 40 seconds.  Stir until it is smooth.  Add gelatin mixture and flavorings.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon orange oil
Set aside and beat:
2 cups whipping cream
until it is firm.  Fold into gelatin mixture.  Pour into 12 individual dessert dishes or chocolate shells.  Refrigerate.  Serve with candied orange peel.

candied orange peel (optional)
⅔ cup water
2 cups sugar

Boil sugar and water, then lower heat to simmer.  Add orange peel and cook for 40 minutes.  (It is easy to peel an orange by using a vegetable peeler or a bar tool that is made to produce thin peels.)
zest strips of two oranges
Remove from sugar syrup with tongs and place on parchment paper to harden.  Store peels in an airtight container.  You can save the sugar syrup to moisten cakes or in making fruit based drinks.

Lucy is considering this outfit for her Halloween party. Now all she has to do is find a place to store her mean cat, Ethel, during the event.

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