Friday, May 11, 2012

Chocolate-Orange Silk Mousse Recipe

One of my favorite cookbooks is The Essential Eating Well Cookbook. I'm always finding tasty recipes to try out for dinner.  Back in the dessert section is a page buckled from water and other things dropped on it for a Chocolate-Orange Silk Mousse.  This is wonderful and lower in calories than your typical mousse.

1 12.3 oz pkg of reduced-fat silken tofu (1.5 cups)
3 oz good quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) finely chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp freshly grated orange zest
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup chocolate wafer crumbs

  1. Puree tofu in a food processor (I use my blender), scraping down the sides, until completely smooth
  2. Combine chocolate and cocoa in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla and orange zest. Mix in confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, until smooth. Add the chocolate mixture to the processor; puree until smooth and well blended, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Spool some crumbs into bottom of 5 parfait glasses. Add 1/4 cup of mousse, then layer with crumbs, more mousse and more crumbs. (I actually skip the crumbs all together and just spoon in the mousse.)
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Makes 5 servings, 1/2 cup each. 266 calories

Happy Running (and eating)!


Johann said...

Wow, that looks like something I will really enjoy. I will see what I get as ingredients here in SA and try my luck.

Jan said...

This looks yummy. What are wager crumbs?

Sara said...

I'll take a slice. Sounds yummy.