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1. Place chocolate in a bain-marie (bowl over the top of a saucepan with boiling water) until it is melted.
2. Take the egg yolks and Grand Marnier and whisk over a bain-marie until fluffy and pale in colour - remove from heat. This is a sabayon.
3. Finally, zest the orange and add to the sabayon, mix well and then fold into the melted white chocolate.
4. Whip the cream in a clean bowl until softly peaking, and fold into the white chocolate mixture.
5. Pour into the glasses you want to serve them in, and chill for at least two hours.
6. To serve, segment your orange (peel so there is no pith, and carefully slice the segments following the lines around each segment). Place a couple of segments on the top of the mousse, and finely grate a little dark chocolate over the top to finish.
This is lovely served with ginger biscuits, either homemade or bought.
These can be made up to 2 days ahead of time if you wish, put it into the glasses you want to serve it in and keep it refrigerated. Garnish with orange and dark chocolate just before serving.
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