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Chocolate Orange Tofu Mousse

A delicious silky smooth treat for chocolate lovers! The orange flavour pairs very well here and you can never tell that this mousse contains tofu!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Servings (in vodka shot glasses)
Author Shireen Sequeira @ www.ruchikrandhap.com

Ingredients

  • 300 grams 10 oz silken tofu * see notes
  • 120 grams bittersweet chocolate I used a mix of Hershey's Kisses milk chocolate and bittersweet choco chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 50 grams 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange liqueur I used cointreau or rum or any liqueur of your choice * optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • a pinch of chilli flakes optional
  • a tiny pinch of salt just a few grains to help balance the flavours

Other things you will require:

  • vodka shot glasses/wine glasses/dessert bowls or any other fancy serving container

Instructions

  • Using a mixer jar or a hand blender, blend the tofu to a smooth puree. Keep aside
  • Place the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Take care to see that the base of the bowl does not touch the water below. When the chocolate is melted, add the unsweetened cocoa powder, caster sugar and warm milk and whisk together to form a smooth, lump free mixture.
  • Add the orange liqueur if using, orange zest, chilli flakes and the pinch of salt and mix. Check the taste and adjust flavourings
  • Add the tofu puree and mix everything well. Pour the mixture into the shot glasses (or any other serving container of your choice) and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, the longer the better. For best results chill it overnight.
  • Serve with some pared or microplaned orange zest on top or some whipped cream!

Notes

1. Silken tofu is the soft and wobbly variety of tofu. The texture resembles a lot like jelly. The other kind is firm and can be sliced, pretty much like firm paneer. Use the softest variety that you can find - silken being the best 2. Replace the alcohol with vanilla or almond extract or simply add a tablespoon or two of fresh orange juice for that additional flavour of oranges 3. Skip the chilli flakes if you will serve this dessert to little ones. Although the flakes won't turn the dish into a spicy one you wouldn't want the little ones to bite into a flake!