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Chocolate orange mousse

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SERVES 10 TAKES 45 minutes to make


  • 2 x 100g bars Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade 56% cocoa dark chocolate with orange
  • 400ml Co-op double cream, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Co-op unsalted butter
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 50g Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Ghanaian white chocolate
  • 10 chocolate egg decorations
  • 3 tsp Co-op Fairtrade cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Break up the dark chocolate and put in a heatproof bowl with 200ml of the double cream and the butter.
  2. Place over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the surface.
  3. Heat for 8-10 mins, stirring once or twice, until the chocolate has melted, then stir in the orange zest.
  4. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate with the 2 tbsp double cream in the same way, then leave to cool.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the base of 5 serving glasses.
  7. Whisk the remaining cream into soft peaks.
  8. Fold into the cooled chocolate orange mixture until combined.
  9. Spoon into the glasses then chill for at least 30 mins.
  10. Decorate each mousse with 2 chocolate egg decorations and a dusting of cocoa powder.

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