This little recipe was first published in June 2006 over at Sheweevil’s Moveable Feasts a (very small) collection of recipes. I’m republishing it to banish the dreich, dismal weather outside. I don’t even really remember the programme but was fascinated by the idea of this dessert. Mousse is probably a bit of a misnomer but it sounds more appealing than chocolate pud!
Depending on the variety of chocolate you use this is suitable for both lacto-intolerant and gluten-intolerant people. It’s tasty and healthy and has no added sugar other than that already in the chocolate and the natural fruit sugars of the orange.
I made mine in the blender jug of a Kenwood Chef, which is the one item I would take to a Desert Island.
Here is the recipe, complete with original waffle (as in pointless chattering and not the Belgian incarnation). If you are looking for a good, highstreet source of avocados which won’t break the bank I would recommend Lidl; they seem to know how to store them so they are not bullets – the big supermarkets store them too cold, like everything else – and they are very good value for money.
I didn’t see the whole programme; just caught the end when I was waiting for the Apprentice and to be honest I tried this because I believed it wouldn’t work. I was wrong, it does and is super delish.
(This is not their recipe just my interpretation of what I saw)
1 200g bar of dark chocolate
2 large ripe avocadoes
the juice and zest of 1-2 flavourful oranges.
Melt the chocolate gently until runny. Halve and peel the avocadoes, roughly chop and place in a liquidizer (or food processor) with the juice and zest of the orange. Blend on high speed and add the chocolate. Blend again until completely smooth. Place in the refridgerator and allow to set.
These ingredients make about 3/4 of a pint