Monty Bojangles Chocolate Orange Mousse Recipe

Monty Bojangles asked me if I would try creating some recipes perfect for a dinner party with their delicious packs of truffles. I often find mousse quite artificial in flavour from supermarket, and the idea of making them with the flavour of real truffles was great.
I loved the packaging of the chocolates, with bright illustrations and colours, they stand out from other boxes.

Makes 20 Mousse Shots  
Ingredients

300g Monty Bojangles Orange Angelical Cocoa Dusted Truffles, roughly chopped
Pinch of salt
8 eggs, separated
100g caster sugar
1 tbsp Cointreau or triple sec
2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
300ml double cream
4 oranges, zest only for dusting
Method
Place the Monty Bojangles Truffles in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Melt over a low heat and add a pinch of salt. Remove from the heat and put to one side.
Place the egg yolks in a large bowl and add the caster sugar, liqueur and cocoa powder. Beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add this whipped cream to the yolk mixture and whisk again.
Now add the melted Monty Bojangles Truffles and stir. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture as gently as you can. Don’t beat it or you will take all the air out!
Use a small spoon to drop the mousse into the shot glasses and chill for two hours.
Dust with cocoa powder and sprinkle with a little orange zest before serving.
I halved the recipe, therefore having a batch which was 10 person shot, but it felt like there was far too much mixture. I put a few in small glasses, and the rest in larger ones, which served more as a dessert than a canape. The texture was nice and light and the flavour rich. They weren't too heavy, but tasted far better than anything found in the supermarket!

Disclaimer: Monty Bojangles supplied the recipe and chocolate that went into this post, but opinions are my own.

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