I've been making this white chocolate orange mousse for years now. It's maximum wow factor with minimum effort. If you're looking for a dessert for a dinner party or a special occasion, you can't got wrong with this. Just a few ingredients and a quick whizz of a hand whisk and you're looking at a delicious, creamy, chocolatey mousse that will have guests cooing at your culinary skills, whilst you smugly insist that really, it was no trouble. Because really, it's no trouble.
White Orange Chocolate Mousse (Serves 4)
- 200g white chocolate
- 200ml double cream
- zest of one orange
- knob of unsalted butter
- splash of water
1. Pop the chocolate (broken up into chunks), the butter and water into a bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water. Stir until melted together and remove from the heat.
2. Whisk the double cream until stiff. I used an electric mixer, but you can use a hand whisk if you don't have one - it just takes a lot of arm power and a lot of time!
3. Add the zest.
5. Pour into ramekins and leave in the fridge to set for a few hours.