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Orange Mousse (A Frozen Dessert)

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Recipe

Mousse a L’Orange

A becoming way to serve this delicate mousse is in the scooped-out halves of oranges.

Yield: For 6 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Tb orange liqueur
  • 3 or 4 bright-skinned oranges
  • ½ lemon
  • Orange juice
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 6 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tb granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chilled whipping cream
  • 6 orange-shell cups, or dessert cups, or a serving bowl
  • Decorations: Glazed orange peel,  angelica cut into leaf shapes, mint leaves, or whipped cream

Equipment:

  • A 1-quart measuring cup
  • A 3-quart mixing bowl
  • A wire whip or electric beater
  • A wooden spoon
  • Optional: a candy thermometer
  • A bowl with a tray of ice cubes and water to cover them
  • A 2½-quart, heavy-bottomed enameled saucepan

Directions

Pour the liqueur into the measuring cup. Grate the colored part of the skins of 3 oranges and the ½ lemon into the cup. Strain in enough orange juice so liquid measures 2 cups.

Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl until mixture is pale yellow and forms the ribbon. Beat in the cornstarch and the orange juice mixture. Pour into the saucepan and stir over moderate heat with wooden spoon until mixture heats through and thickens, but does not come to the simmer, or a temperature of more than 170 degrees. It should coat the spoon lightly. Remove from heat and beat a moment to stop the cooking.

Beat the egg whites and salt in a separate bowl until soft peaks are formed; sprinkle in the sugar and beat until stiff peaks are formed. Fold the egg whites into the hot orange mixture, and fold over the bowl of ice until thoroughly chilled so the custard will not separate.

Beat the cream until stiff, and fold into the chilled mousse. Turn into orange-shell cups, dessert cups, or bowl. Cover and freeze for several hours or overnight. Decorate the desert just before serving.


© 1961, 1983, 2001 Alfred A. Knopf
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information does not include Decorations: Glazed orange peel, angelica cut into leaf shapes, mint leaves, or whipped cream.

312kcal (16%)
81mg (8%)
86mg (143%)
162mcg RAE (5%)
371mg
24mg
8g
35g
2g
42g
237mg (79%)
122mg (5%)
6g (31%)
12g (19%)
1mg (5%)
 

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