CHOCOLATE-ORANGE SILK MOUSSE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (14-ounce/abt 400 g) package silken tofu
  • 4 ounces/abt 110 g extreme dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 oz/85 g chocolate wafer

DIRECTIONS:

Crumb the wafers in the food processor.  Set aside.    Using food processor’s grater attachment, grind the chocolate. 

Boil the water.

Combine cocoa powder, grated chocolate, and hot water, mix well, till everything dissolves.  Add confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract and mix till incorporated.  Add orange zest.

Puree tofu in a food processor till smooth.  Add the chocolate mixture and blend till everything is well incorporated.

Assemble the mousse by layering wafer crumbs and tofu mixture twice.  Decorate top with a few left-over crumbs and orange zest.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.