April 15, 2014

Nutty Orange & Chocolate Mousses

I hope you will forgive me for posting yet another recipe with chocolate, but after all Easter is on its way and it is the perfect time to indulge in anything chocolaty. Where we've moved, we happen to live near the French capital of chocolate, and you can’t go out in the streets without stumbling upon a chocolaterie: there are true works of art in the shop windows, all very tempting but also rather pricey.

This recipe is nothing fancy, but nonetheless delicious, something that you could serve for a light but satisfying pudding on Easter day maybe? Do not expect something in the style of the traditional French chocolate mousse but rather something in between a mousse and a crème. Feel free to play with the recipe, as you could leave the orange out altogether for a plain mousse, or replace the bananas by two avocados for instance. Have a great rest of the week and wishing you a happy Easter!

Nutty Orange & Chocolate Mousses – serves 4
•4 ripe bananas
•Zest and juice of 1 organic orange
•5tbsp nut butter
•5tbsp raw cacao powder
•Pinch of salt
•2tbsp nuts (almonds or Brazil nuts), chopped

1.Peel and slice the bananas. Place them in a blender together with half of the orange zest, the orange juice, nut butter, cacao powder and salt and blend until smooth.
2.Spoon into little verrines or ramequins and place in the fridge for at least 1hour to set.
3.When ready to serve, sprinkle with the rest of the orange zest and the chopped nuts.

Mousses Noisettées Chocolat-Orange – pour 4 personnes
•4 bananes mures
•Zest et jus d’1 orange bio
•5cs de beurre de fruit à coque
•5cs de cacao cru en poudre
•Pincée de sel
•2cs de fruits à coque (amandes ou noix du Brésil), émincées

1.Peler les bananes et les couper en rondelles. Les mettre dans un mixeur avec la moitié du zeste d’orange, le jus d’orange, le beurre de fruits à coque, le cacao en poudre et la pincée de sel, et mixer jusqu'à l’obtention d’une consistance crémeuse.
2.Transférer dans des verrines ou ramequins et mettre au réfrigérateur pour au moins une heure.


Del's cooking twist said...

hmmm, cette recette me plaît beaucoup ! À tester :)

food moods said...

Merci Delphine ;-)

Nicola @ Eat Well NZ said...

Yum looks fabulous! What nut butter did you use? Thinking cashew might be yummy with this, although they probably all would

food moods said...

Thanks Nicola!
I used almond butter, but cashew sounds really delicious too ;-)

Caitlyn Bell said...

Never thought about this but mousse with orange! Yummy! I tried this recipe and I want to say only one word simply delicious it is. Thanks a lot for sharing such a delicious recipe.
Posted by: Caitlyn | Boxed Chocolates

food moods said...

Thanks Caitlyn! I'm glad to hear you tried the recipe and liked it :)

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