A chocolate mousse recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival? No joke. Chocolate mousse recipes for the Passover / Pesach festival abound. There are even variations that include other flavors in a chocolate mousse recipe. On that note, we've selected a chocolate-orange mousse recipe for you to try out. It's good for the Passover / Pesach festival in that it complies with the Kosher for Passover dietary laws. This recipe for chocolate mousse is one of several dessert recipes that can be served either at the Passover / Pesach Seder meal or at any other dinner meal during the Passover / Pesach festival.

Passover Chocolate Orange Mousse Recipe

4 large eggs
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange zest
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups Passover semisweet chocolate chips (9 ounces or 266.16 milliliters)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup fresh orange juice (juice of 1 medium orange)
3/4 cup unsalted Passover margarine
Grated Passover chocolate, fresh orange slices for garnish

Instructions for the Passover Chocolate Orange Mousse recipe:

  1. Coarsely chop the chocolate chips.
  2. In a medium heat proof-mixing bowl, combine the chopped chips and fresh orange juice.
  3. Stir to coat the chocolate.
  4. In a small saucepan or 2-cup Pyrex glass measure, heat the margarine until very hot, but not boiling.
  5. Pour hot margarine over the chocolate chips and stir continuously until smooth and all chocolate pieces have melted.
  6. Lightly whisk mixture for 1 minute.
  7. Set aside to cool, whisking intermittently while it cools and thickens.
  8. Heat 2 inches (5.08 centimeters) of water in bottom of double boiler.
  9. Combine eggs, orange zest, sugar and 1/3 cup water in the top of double boiler. (Alternatively, a large metal bowl over a pot of simmering water may be used for double boiler.)
  10. Whisk egg mixture by hand for 1 minute or until smooth.
  11. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat egg mixture over simmering water on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  12. Increase speed to high and beat for 5 minutes. The egg mixture should appear light, thick and be pale yellow in color. Volume should triple as you move the beaters continuously while whipping.
  13. Remove from heat and continue to beat egg mixture on high for 5 more minutes, until cooled.
  14. With mixer on high speed, whip chocolate ganache until light - about 1 minute.
  15. Add 1 cup whipped egg mixture to chocolate ganache.
  16. Whip on high for 30 seconds.
  17. Scrape bowl well.
  18. Repeat this step again, adding second cup of whipped egg mixture to chocolate.
  19. Add half of the remaining egg mixture to chocolate and carefully fold for about 10 seconds.
  20. Add remainder of egg mixture and gently fold into chocolate mixture.
  21. Finished mousse will be uniform chocolate color with no pale streaks.
  22. Immediately spoon or pipe 1/2 cup of mousse into eight small serving dishes.
  23. Garnish with shaved chocolate and orange slices.

Serves 8.

Tip for the Baker: For best results, this chocolate orange mousse should be served on the same day as it is made, although the chocolate orange mousse recipe can be made two days in advance. Warm the chocolate orange mousse for 30 minutes prior to serving it. This will soften the chocolate orange mousse and will enhance the flavor of the chocolate.

Nutrition Values Per Serving: Calories: 389; Fat: 29 grams; Carbohydrates: 34 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Protein: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 90 milligrams; Sodium: 230 milligrams.

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