Barbara Gordon is the queen of pastry creativity at Boba and she designed this delectably molten mousse especially for Canadian Living readers.
- Portion size 8 servings
- 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 5 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites
- 8 spring roll wrappers (8 inches/20 cm)
Orange Caramel Sauce:
- 1 1/3 cup strained fresh orange juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
Orange Caramel Sauce: In small saucepan, heat orange juice over medium heat; set aside and keep warm. In heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir sugar with 1/3 cup (75 mL) water until dissolved, brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in water if crystals cling to side. Increase heat to medium-high; boil, without stirring, until pale caramel colour. Remove from heat.
Stirring constantly, gradually pour in orange juice. Reduce heat to medium and return pan to stove top. Boil vigorously for 5 minutes or until reduced to 1-1/4 cups (300 mL). Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until thickened. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat gently to serve.)
In bowl set over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Remove from heat; whisk in 3 tbsp (50 mL) of the butter. Let cool slightly.
Dissolve coffee granules in 2 tbsp (25 mL) hot water. Whisk into chocolate mixture. Whisk 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sugar into egg yolks; whisk into chocolate mixture.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
Grease 8 muffin cups. Melt remaining butter and brush over edges of spring roll wrappers. Spoon 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the mousse onto centre of 1 wrapper; loosely gather edges together over filling, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) opening. (Do not twist corners to close.) Place in muffin cup. Repeat with remaining wrappers and mousse. (Make-ahead: Prepare to this point, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 hours. Increase baking time by 3 minutes.)
Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of wrappers are browned and mousse is no longer shiny. Serve immediately with sauce.
Nutritional facts <b>Per Serving:</b> about
- Sodium 100 mg
- Protein 6 g
- Calories 379.0
- Total fat 23 g
- Cholesterol 164 mg
- Saturated fat 13 g
- Total carbohydrate 46 g
- Iron 15.0
- Folate 15.0
- Calcium 4.0
- Vitamin A 14.0
- Vitamin C 27.0