Colin’s chocolate orange mousse with homemade honeycomb

Prep ahead and make dessert a breeze.
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Everyone needs a good chocolate dessert in their repertoire, and this is Colin’s. While some TV shows will show you desserts that take hours and hours to make, Colin knows everyone is busy and doesn’t have time for all that, so this is the simplest, quickest and most indulgent chocolate mousse you can make. The bitterness of dark chocolate, zestiness of the orange and the sweetness of the honeycomb complement each other perfectly to create a party in your mouth.





Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and allow to melt. Stir in honey, zest and salt.


Using a stand mixer, beat cream and cocoa to soft peaks. Transfer to a large clean bowl. Refrigerate.


Add egg whites to clean bowl in stand mixer. Beat to soft peaks.


Using a spatula, gently fold 1 spoonful of the chocolate mixture into cream mixture. Add remaining mixture and fold until just combined. Gently fold through egg whites (be careful not to lose volume in mixture).


Pour into a large serving dish, cover, refrigerate until needed.


To make Honeycomb, grease and line a large oven tray with baking paper. In a large, deep saucepan, combine sugar, honey and water on a low heat. Cook, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to high. Boil without stirring for about 5-7 minutes or until golden brown (temperature of 145°C). Remove from heat and whisk in bicarb. Mixture will foam up, increasing in size. Immediately pour lengthways onto prepared tray. Allow to cool on benchtop. When cool, break into large shards with your hands or back of a large kitchen knife.


Serve scoops of mousse with honeycomb and orange segments. Honeycomb can also be blended to a fine crumb to serve, if preferred.

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