Dark chocolate mousse with mandarin compote Recipe

A light yet intense dark chocolate mousse that tastes of the chocolate that you choose because it is dairy free, served with a mandarine compote.

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Les ingrédients

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  • Part one of the recipe
  • Mandarin juice : 250 ml
  • Agar agar : 3 g
  • Xanthan gum : 1 g
  • Mandarin essential oil : 1 drop
  • Part two of the recipe
  • Water : 300 ml
  • Xanthan gum : 1 g
  • Dark chocolate : 315 g
  • Egg white(s) : 7 whole
  • Glucose syrup : 60 g
  • Xanthan gum : 1 g


  • ETAPE 1

    For the mandarine compote: Place the mandarine juice in a saucepan and then mix in the agar.

  • ETAPE 2

    Bring to the boil and then immeditately pour into a tray to cool.

  • ETAPE 3

    Once cold and firmly set, place in a liquidizer and blend. Add the xanthane gum if the compote is not thick enough.

  • ETAPE 4

    Add essential oil to taste.

  • ETAPE 5

    For the water-based chocolate mousse: Melt the chocolate.

  • ETAPE 6

    Mix together the water and the first amount of xanthane gum using a hand blender and then warm to 50'C.

  • ETAPE 7

    Pour two thirds of this mixture on to the melted chocolate. Leave for 20 seconds and then start an emulsification.

  • ETAPE 8

    Add the rest of the water and mix to obtain an elastic and shiny mixture.

  • ETAPE 9

    Whip the egg whites and the dextrose together to a meringue mixture. Add the rest of the xanthane gum.

  • ETAPE 10

    Delicately fold the meringue mixture into the chocolate emulsion and then pour into moulds/cups/glasses. Set aside to set.

  • ETAPE 11

    Since there is no cream in this recipe, the mousse can be made warm. Make sure to pour into the moulds before the cacao butter starts to set.

  • ETAPE 12

    To serve: you can either place a little of the mandarine compote in the base of your moulds/glasses and then add the mousse. Alternatively, serve the compote alongside the mousse.

Chef's tip

«Be very careful when adding the mandarine essential oil - add a tiny amount at a time.»

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