Mousseline Au Chocolat #CookforJulia #SundaySupper

Today at #SundaySupper we are joining in on the #CookforJulia celebrations being hosted by PBS Food to celebrate Julia’s 100th birthday. It is such an honour to celebrate someone whom I share a vision with. Julie Child believes, like I do, that anyone can learn to cook. So even though I knew I was going to be away in Turkey during the event I wanted to participate in. And in honour of Julia and I’s vision, that everyone can learn to cook, I challenged myself to make something that I have always been afraid of trying, chocolate mousse. There is something about mousse that seemed foreboding, so much so that I just didn’t want to mess with it. It didn’t help that for most of my life I didn’t even like chocolate so I wasn’t even tempted by it. But this time it felt up to the challenge. I won’t lie the result wasn’t perfect, the consistency of my mousse was a lot firmer then think it should have been, but the taste was rich and delightful. Be aware that this uses raw eggs so try and use as fresh of eggs as you can get. I am fortunate in that I have fresh eggs from my mother-in-laws hens.

Mousseline Au Chocolat

4 egg yolks
170g (3/4 c.) instant sugar (very finely granulated)
59mL (1/4 c.) orange liqueur
170g (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate
4 Tbsp strong coffee
170g (6 oz) softened unsalted butter
4 egg whites
pinch salt
1 Tbsp sugar
finely diced, glazed orange peel (optional)

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