Caramel and orange mousse

This festive dessert is the perfect ending to a buffet party and can also be made in advance. Enjoy the combination of creamy caramel and zesty orange flavors with our delicious caramel and orange mousses. The smooth, velvety texture melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. With its delicious blend of sweet and citrusy notes, this dessert is sure to impress your guests. Prepare it in advance and save valuable time on the day of your event. Treat your taste buds and add a touch of elegance to any occasion with our irresistible caramel and orange mousses.

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of leaf gelatin
  • Zest of 3 oranges, juice of 2
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100g golden powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 300 ml pot of double cream
  • 50g golden powdered sugar
  • 3 oranges, cut into segments

Preparation steps

  1. Soak the gelatin in cold water to soften it.
  2. Heat the orange juice in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Squeeze excess water out of the gelatine, add it to the hot juice and dissolve while stirring.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Put the egg yolks, sugar and orange zest in a bowl and mix over a pan of hot water for 10 minutes until you get a thick and foamy mixture.
  6. Remove from heat and continue whisking until completely cooled.
  7. Fold the gelatine, orange mixture and, if necessary, liqueur into the egg yolk mixture.
  8. In separate bowls, whisk the egg whites and cream until slightly stiff, then gently fold into the orange mixture.
  9. Pour into 8 cocktail glasses and chill until solid. Covered and lasts 2 days.
  10. Prepare the caramel oranges a few hours before serving.
  11. Heat the sugar with 2 tablespoons of water in the pan.
  12. When the sugar has dissolved, increase the heat and cook until light golden.
  13. Add the oranges (make sure the sugar squirts out) and toss them in the pan to coat them with the caramel.
  14. Let cool down.
  15. Add a few orange pieces and a little caramel juice to each mousse and serve with crispy cookies on the side.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

  • 4 sheets of leaf gelatin
  • Zest of 3 oranges

Allergen information

This recipe contains eggs and dairy products. Please note that if you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you may need to substitute or omit certain ingredients.

Storage and leftovers

Caramel and orange mousse can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Leftovers can be enjoyed chilled straight from the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of leaf gelatin
  • Zest of 3 oranges
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100g golden powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 300 ml pot of double cream
  • 50g golden powdered sugar
  • 3 oranges, cut into segments

Health Benefits of Caramel and Orange Mousse

Enjoying a delicious dessert doesn’t always have to make you feel guilty, especially when it comes to caramel orange mousse. This delicious treat not only satisfies your sweet cravings, but also offers several health benefits thanks to its key ingredients. Let’s delve deeper into the goodness it brings to the table:

Leaf of gelatine

Using leaf gelatin in the caramel orange mousse recipe provides more than just a silky texture. Gelatin is an excellent source of collagen, a protein that plays an important role in maintaining and promoting healthy skin, hair and nails. Collagen also supports joint health and can improve gut health by providing structure to the intestinal lining.

Oranges

Oranges are known for their high vitamin C content and this citrus fruit adds a touch of freshness and spice to the caramel orange mousse. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage, supports a healthy immune system, and aids the absorption of iron from plant foods.

Eggs

Eggs are one of the main ingredients in caramel and orange mousse and provide richness and structure. They are nutritional powerhouses, packed with vital vitamins and minerals. Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for tissue repair and building. They also contain essential nutrients such as choline, lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote brain and eye health.

Grand Marnier (optional)

When you add Grand Marnier to your caramel orange mousse, you not only enhance the flavor but also benefit from the aromatic orange liqueur. Grand Marnier is made from bitter oranges, which contain compounds that may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Responsible consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol such as liquor may also have potential cardiovascular benefits.

Double cream

The use of double cream in the caramel and orange mousse creates a delicious and creamy texture. Although they are high in calories, consuming small portions of full-fat dairy products like double cream can fit into a balanced diet. The cream provides healthy fats that support the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and ensure a feeling of satiety.

Golden powdered sugar

Golden powdered sugar, used in both the mousse and caramel, adds sweetness and a beautiful golden hue. While it’s important to consume added sugar in moderation, using small amounts to enhance the flavor of homemade desserts can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet without significant negative health effects.

Orange segments

In addition to the orange juice and zest used in the mousse, the garnish with fresh orange pieces provides a wonderful citrus flavor. In addition to being refreshing, these segments are a great source of fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut.

If you want to enjoy caramel and orange mousse, it’s important to remember that moderation is key. Although this delicious dessert offers several health benefits, it should be enjoyed alongside a balanced diet and an active lifestyle to maximize its potential benefits.

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