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Maya Gold Chocolate Orange Mousse Recipe

29 Nov

Most of the credit for this recipe must go to the wonderful Green & Blacks for their stunning Maya Gold chocolate, the key ingredient. The lack of cream and butter keeps the recipe really light, but a touch of richness is retained through the brandy and orange. For perfection, make sure you have your folding technique right!
Green & Blacks Maya Gold (photo by binaryape)

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 mins
Chilling time: 1 hour


  • 2 x 100g Green & Blacks Maya Gold organic chocolate
  • 6 medium organic eggs
  • 1 tbps brandy
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of an orange
  • strips of orange peel


Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and add 150g of the chocolate, broken into chunks, with the tablespoon of brandy. Retain the remaining 50g, resisting the temptation to eat it.

Meanwhile separate the egg whites, keeping two of the egg yolks to one side. Beat the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric or a handwhisk until it forms soft peaks. Be careful not to overdo it or it will separate. 

Take the chocolate off the heat and stir in the orange zest and the cinnamon. Set it aside for a few minutes to cool a little, but whilst it’s still liquid, pour in the two egg yolks in and beat vigourously (or it will scramble). Add a third of the soft egg whites to the chocolate and stir in well.

Now, using your very best technique, fold the chocolate slowly and carefully into the egg whites until well combined but still full of air.

Pour the mixure into ramekins and put in the fridge to chill and set, which should take an hour or two. Now is a good time to lick the spoons and bowls clean 🙂

Once the mousse has set, grate the remaining chocolate over the top. Cut the orange peel into four thin strips and curl them tightly. Gently place on top of the mousse and serve immediately.