Whether you are having friends and family or you’re by yourself and desperate for some chocolate, Heavenly Mud is all you need! This fluffy dessert, made of dark chocolate with a hint of orange and a crispy sweet merengue on top has only one purpose. Make you want more. Sometimes all you need is a good old Heavenly Mud.
Monday is the toughest day in the week right? After a nice weekend, seeing family and relaxing a bit, the Monday kicks in hard. We thought so too, my girlfriend is preparing for a tough job interview and I’m busy running/starting up my own photography business (it’s in Dutch by the way, so good luck). So why not treat ourselves with a tasty dessert to make our monday a little better :-)
Now let me wipe the chocolate off my hands so I can tell you how to make this divine gooey chocolate dessert!
Basically we did to things here as you can see in the photo. We made Heavenly Mud and we made tiny meringues to make it even sweeter. The Heavenly Mud will take you about 25 minutes to make and the Meringues take about 10 minutes, but you’ll be waiting 2 hours more before you can enjoy all the goodness.
Who is not desperate for chocolate by now? Let me tell you something…We are! So let’s get started!
Recipe for Heavenly Mud
- ⅓ pound Dark Chocolate
- 1 ounce Butter
- ½ cup of cream (to whip)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 3 egg yolks
- Pinch of sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- ½ shot of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- Melt the Chocolate and butter bain-marie and stir it well.
- Whip the cream with the vanilla sugar and put it in the fridge while you do the next step
- Beat the egg whites untill stiff
- Whisk the egg yolk with the sugar untill it looks pale
- Gently mix everything together in a big bowl and don't forget the Grand Marnier, take it easy so it stays an airy 'mud'
- Pour the 'mud' in a flat dish and put in the fridge for at least 1h30m
- Serve the Heavenly Mud in a cup or bowl and sprinkle the orange zest over it.
Whip one egg white and 2 ounces sugar untill stiff (check by holding the bowl upside down, if it stays in you're good)
Create small puffs on a baking tray with a piping bag and put in the oven for 1h30m at 90C / 190F.