ADVERTISEMENT

Spirited Chocolate Pate

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
1 serving
ADVERTISEMENT

Ingredients

Pâté

8
oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
cup icing sugar
¾
cup butter, room temperature
3
Tbsp orange liqueur
5
egg, separated
dash of salt
cocoa powder, for dusting

Orange Crème Anglaise

2
cup half-and-half cream
1
tsp vanilla extract
4
egg yolk
cup sugar
2
Tbsp orange liqueur
½
cup whipping cream
ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Step 1

Line a 6 1/2 x 3-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap and set aside.

Step 2

Over a pot of simmering water, melt chocolate. Sift icing sugar and while still over the heat, whisk into chocolate.

Step 3

Add butter and beat in. Stir in orange liqueur and add eggs yolks, one at a time. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Whip eggs whites with salt until medium peak. Fold in 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate, then fold in remaining egg whites. Spoon pâté into loaf pan and freeze for at least six hours.

Step 5

Heat half & half with vanilla to a simmer.

Step 6

In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Adding gradually, whisk half & half cream into eggs. When all has been added return sauce to pot over medium heat.

Step 7

Cook anglaise until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 4 minutes. Strain and stir in orange liqueur. Chill for 2 hours.

Step 8

Whip whipping cream to medium peaks and fold into anglaise.

Step 9

To serve, turn pâté out onto a platter, remove plastic and dust with cocoa powder. Slice with a hot, dry knife. By the time the pâté reaches the table, it will have thawed and will be decadently dense but tender.

Rate Recipe

My rating for Spirited Chocolate Pate
ADVERTISEMENT