Try this dark, rich chocolate mousse with hints of orange. This is a lovely dessert to serve up for dinner parties and special occasions.
Put the butter, chocolate and marshmallows in a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water (but the bottom of the bowl not touching the water). Heat for 5 minutes to soften.
Meanwhile, cut 6 tiny wedges from the orange, then finely grate the zest from the remaining orange. Add the boiled water and grated orange zest to the chocolate mixture; heat and stir together for about 5 minutes until everything is properly melted (the marshmallows tend to take longer than the chocolate).
Remove the bowl from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Fold the cream and vanilla, if using, into the chocolate mixture and stir until the mixture is well combined. Pour and spoon into 6 glasses or cups and allow to cool completely. Decorate with the orange wedges to serve.
Tip: You can use low-fat crème fraîche or fromage frais instead o the cream if you want to reduce the calories! Try flavouring the mousse with fresh mint or topping it with strawberries.
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We recommend pairing velvety, rich chocolate mousse with Cockburns Special Reserve Port.