Back into French Desserts!
Sorry for the fuzzy pic. I only had my mobile phone ready to take pics.
The titel is a bit long and needs a translation:
Coffee-scented Chocolate mousse and its Tile made of Orange, Coffee beans and Chocolate! (Phew!)
INGREDIENTS: For 6 people
Chocolate: Black and coffee scented/perfumed, 200 g
Hot strong coffee: 1 cup
Butter: 50 g
Sugar: 30 g
Salt: 1 pinch
Chocolate perfumed coffee beans: 40 g
Coffee beans: 10
Flour: 60 g
Almonds (thinly sliced): 80 g
Brown sugar: 100 g
Orange juice: 200 ml
Melt the chocolate and butter together over a bain-marie (one bowl into another bowl half full of water to avoid direct flame/fire contact with bowl). Dissolve the sugar into the strong hot coffee.
When the chocolate has melted add the coffee. Delicately mix, neither too long, nor too strongly, or you will break the harmony of the chocolate. Let cool down to lukewarm.
Break the eggs and separate the yolks and whites into two different bowls.
Add the salt to the egg white and whisk them into a solid meringue.
Add and mix the egg yolks into the coffee/butter/chocolate mixture.
Add and delicately fold into the meringued egg whites.
Pour the mousse into individual cups/bowls and leave inside the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Dry fry the thinned almonds on a frypan.
Crush the 10 coffee beans and add to the orange juice. Heat to boil.
Reduce to half and then filter the juice.
Melt butter on a very low fire. Then add the sugar, flour, orange juice and the almonds.
Let the tile paste cool down completely before adding the chocolate perfumed coffee beans.
On a non-stick oven plate (if unavailable, spread a cooking paper sheet over the oven sheet) pour the paste,1 tablespoon at a time and spread with back of the spoon.
Bake the tiles. They must be a bit thick an soft unde the teeth.
Keep the tiles in a tightly closed box until you serve them with the mousse.
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15 thoughts on “French Dessert: Mousse Chocolat Cafe et Tuile Orange Cafe Chocolat”
Yum, that looks soooo good.!
Thank you so much!
the pic looks just fine. the mousse looks yummy. Light and fluffy. nice recipe
Cheers, dear karuna!
Thank you so much for your kind comments!
Will be passing through France on a high-speed train bound for Brussels in a few days’ time. Do you have anything Belgian to whet the appetite?
Mussels and chips/Moules Frites of course!
Thanks, I’ll share it with my missus, she’ll have les moules and I’ll have les frites!
I knew it!
Mmmm…chocolate mouse. I had something similar once. It was heavenly. I still can’t forget the taste of it. Yum!
Oops…Mousse. Forgot the additional ‘S’. LOL
No worries, Jenn!
Mind you mice are eaten in some countries!LOL
Woa..this french dessert is sinfully rich but I guess every mouthful is heaven on earth and the orange chocolate tuiles ….perfect combo! thanks for sharing and keep them coming but not too fast…I can’t catch them all if you keep pouring them so fast :p
Sorry, Elin, but I have piles of notes to post.
While I can do it, I just throw them in!
Chocolate and orange is one of my favorite combinations. This looks like heaven to me
Dear Lou Ann!
I feel guilty. It is so easy to lure people with chocolate!