1/4 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
1 teaspoon freshly ground ancho chile powder
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
Semisweet chocolate curls for garnish
Combine the chocolates, Grand Marnier and ancho powder in a heavy saucepan and
cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Remove from heat
and cool to lukewarm.
Beat the whipping cream, adding the confectioners' sugar until soft peaks
form. Gently fold about one-fourth of the whipped cream into the chocolate, then
fold in the remaining whipped cream. Spoon the mousse into individual serving dishes
and chill until ready to serve.
Garnish with semisweet chocolate curls.
Makes 6 servings.
Approximate values per serving: 403 calories, 31 g fat, 54 mg cholesterol,
4 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 24 mg sodium, 66 percent calories from