Cointreau Chocolate Sauce
100 g dark chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
splash of Cointreau
To make the chocolate sauce, melt the butter over the stove. Reduce the heat to low and add the chocolate and Cointreau. Stir continuously to prevent burning (this task can also be done over a water bath!) until the chocolate has melted and you have a homogeneous sauce.
Orange Cointreau Mousse
400 g cream
45 g (appx. 2) egg yolk
30 g powdered sugar
5 g gelatin
35 g cold water
10 g Cointreau
60 g orange juice
10 g sugar
zest from 1/2 an orange
Begin by pouring the cold water over the gelatin to bloom. Set aside.
Whip the cream. Set aside.
Beat the egg yolks and powdered sugar until light in color and fluffy. Meanwhile, bring the orange juice, sugar, orange zest to a boil over the stove. Add the gelatin to dissolve. Remove from heat and add the Cointreau. This mixture should be around room temperature or maybe a bit warmer. It should not be too hot to touch.
Add the orange juice and gelatin mixture to the egg yolks and stir to combine. Start by adding a small amount of whipped cream to temper the egg yolk mixture and finally, folding in the whipped cream.
Fill the mousse into a piping bag.
Prepare your dessert glasses by making sure they are clean. Start by filling half of all the glasses with the orange mousse. Next, drizzle in the chocolate sauce making sure to drizzle it down the sides of the glasses so your guests can see the chocolate! Finally, fill the rest of the glasses with the remaining orange mousse.
Let the mousse set in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Juice from 1 orange
1 tablespoon sugar
3 g gelatin
20 g cold water
Set the gelatin in the cold water to bloom. Bring the orange juice and sugar to a boil over the stove. Remove from heat and add the gelatin to dissolve.
Remove the glasses from the refrigerator and make sure the mousse has set, ie. you can touch the mousse lightly with your finger and you won’t create an imprint.
With a spoon, gently, coat the surface of each glass with the orange jelly decor. Place back in the refrigerator.
*Right before serving, add sliced fresh fruit! There’s no better decoration than fresh fruit on top of your glass desserts!