Dark Chocolate Mousse in a Brandy Snap Basket with Pistachio Brittle

Ready in 45 minutes

Island Lake Lodge makes this elegant and silky mousse that’s served in a crispy basket with pistachio brittle. There are a few steps to this recipe, but the end result is definitely with it. (You can always leave out the orange candy, which is largely decorative.)

The recipes for the Brandy Snap Basket and Pistachio Brittle and Orange Candy are separate.


8 ounces Dark chocolate; roughly chopped
2 ounces Unsalted butter
4 each Eggs; separated
0.25 teaspoon cream of tartar
0.5 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup Heavy cream
1 tablespoon Heavy cream
1 medium Orange; zest only

Original recipe makes 5 Servings



Gently melt chocolate and butter over double boiler. Add egg yolks and mix thoroughly.

Whip cream until soft peaks form, add vanilla and zest, and whip to stiff peaks.

Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually add sugar and whip to glossy stiff peaks.

Fold all ingredients together.

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