I won’t lie, I’m a huge fan of desserts and even more so if they’re easy to make! Throw chocolate in the mix, and I’m sold. So when I came across this two-ingredient, three-step chocolate mousse from the Chef over at Elmwood Spa’s Terrace Restaurant, I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
For the recipe, click here and head over to the spa’s website to see for yourself how easy it is to make.
To make it even more decadent, add toppings such as shredded coconut, fruit, or cocoa nibs for a healthy kick. My pick? Candied orange peel. There’s something about the crunchy, citrusy taste that makes it pairing with chocolate completely irresistible!
2 large oranges
1 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of water
1. Wash your oranges really well, and use a brush if you have one in order to scrape off any dirt and pesticides.
2. Using a peeler, peel the orange in wide strips. Take a knife and julienne the peel (cut into thin strips, about 1/4 inch wide).
3. Put the peel strips in a deep saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Repeat twice more, each time replacing the boiled water with fresh, cold one.
4. After you have done the boiling process 3 times, use a clean saucepan and pour the sugar and water in. Stir to combine and and put the orange peels in. Simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
5. Let cool completely in the syrup and after you’ve taken them out, toss in coarse sugar to coat the peels immediately.
6. Let dry on a cookie rack and you’re set to use your topping!
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