This is a great dessert that is sure to dazzle the taste buds almost as much as your Pepper Tree Seasonings dish. This is definitely a good paring with beef: Serves 6 to 8 people.
3 court mixing bowl (metal or ceramic)
A wire whisk or electric beater
A small sauce pan
A pan with slightly simmering water
A pot of cold water
4 egg yolks (separate egg whites and save)
3/4 c. Baker's sugar (ultra-fine ground)
1/4 c. orange liqueur
6 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate
4 Tbsp. of strongly brewed coffee
6 ounces of softened unsalted butter
A pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Beat the egg yolks and baker's sugar together until the mixture is thick and folds back on itself in a slowly dissolving ribbon. Beat in the orange liqueur. Then set mixing bowl in the lightly simmering water and continue to beat in at least 3 minutes until the mixture is foamy and slightly too hot to touch. The beat over cold water for another 3-4 minutes until it cools and forms ribbons again.
Melt chocolate and coffee over hot water in the sauce pan. Remove from heat and beat in the butter a little at a time, making a smooth cream. Beat the chocolate into the egg yolk and sugar.
Beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks are formed. Then sprinkle in the sugar and beat until stiff peaks are formed. Stir 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and then fold in the rest.
Gently place into serving cups and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
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