Sunday, December 28, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse with mandarin oranges + SunMoon's GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone! How was Christmas for you? ^^ 

Christmas this year was rather special for me because this is the first time I actually cooked up a Christmas feast! 

As you can see from the photo above, menu of the night was: 
1. Roasted Turkey 
2. Roasted Pork Knuckles 
3. Baked Honey Glazed Ham
4. Fruity Christmas Tree (check out my dayre, @lirongs, for the making!^^)
5. Beers and fruit juice
6. Chocolate mousse with mandarin oranges 

 Chocolate mousse with mandarin oranges.

For this post I'm going to be sharing with everyone a rather simple but super delicious chocolate recipe! 

Yups, it's this chocolate mousse with mandarin oranges that I've made for my family as part of the Christmas dinner. ^^

It's a very special recipe because:

1. instead of the normal chocolate mousse that you'll find, I've added a digestive biscuit crust at the bottom for an additional bite. 

2. too much of a good thing may not always be a good thing, especially with a dessert as rich as chocolate. One usually feel jelak after a few mouths. Well, at least my family often does. To prevent this, I added SunMoon's mandarin oranges into my chocolate mousse. I feel that the tangy taste from the mandarin oranges complemented the bittersweet chocolate very well! 

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A bit about SunMoon's product before I go further into the recipe. 

SunMoon Food Company Limited is an Asian brand that emphasizes on providing quality fresh fruit and products to their customers around the world! 

For this recipe, I've used SunMoon's fruit cups (mandarin oranges/peaches/mixed fruits). I'm please to know that instead of soaking the fruits in heavy sugar syrup, the natural fruit chucks were immersed in pure 100% apple juice with no additional sugar added! 

Ingredients (make 6 servings):
50g digestive biscuits, finely crushed
25g unsalted butter, melted

120g chopped chocolate chocolate (I used a mixture of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate)
2 eggs, separated
2 tbsp sugar + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
120ml heavy cream
SunMoon's mandarin oranges, 

Combine crushed digestive biscuits and melted butter together in a mixing bowl. With the back of a spoon, press the biscuit crumbs firmly onto the cups/glasses Chill in the freezer while you prepare the filing. 

1. Melt chocolate over a pot of boiling water. Set aside to cool for a few minutes before beating in the 2 egg yolks. 
2. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy, then gradually add 2 tbsp of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peak. 
3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with the other 2 tbsp of sugar and vanilla extract. 
4. Fold the egg white batter into the chocolate mixture.
5. Fold the whipped cream into the above mixture.
6. Spoon 1 tbsp of chocolate mousse into the serving cups/glasses with crust, then layer with some SunMoon's mandarin oranges, cover the fruits with another 1tbsp of chocolate mousse. Finally top with more mandarin oranges. Repeat for the rest of the cups. 
7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. 

Recipe adapted from Joyofbaking

Left to right: 
crust --> 1 tbsp chocolate mousse --> SunMoon's mandarin oranges --> more chocolate mousse and mandarin oranges 

Rich and good chocolate mousse (or chocolate pudding as named by my mum). Anything of mousse dessert always capture my heart because of the smooth and tofu-like texture. ^^ 

The family actually like this a lot as well, especially with the addition of the crust and mandarin oranges! They said it is less 'boring' to eat. Haha! I think I get what they meant, as the dessert is not purely just chocolate! 

Anyway, SunMoon's fruit cups are now packed with the theme of DC comics, with 2 collectable stickers in each pack! 

Mandarin oranges - Superman
Peaches - Wonder Woman
Mixed fruits - Batman

Each pack is sold at $1.90 at major supermarkets, NTUC FairPrice, FairPrice Xpress, Cold Storage and Sheng Siong! 

You can even order them online at

Have a kid who doesn't like fruits? (Well, I was once one. :P). Perhaps these super cute DC comics fruit cups may attract them to eat up their vitamins now! ^^ 

ps: Upcoming post will feature recipes for my chocolate swiss roll with SunMoon's peach fruit cups. :)

As well as an upcoming one of peach cheesecake crumb bar. 

So stay tune to them~ ^^

Because I like the fact that SunMoon's fruit cups are freshly packed and immersed in 100% apple juice, I happily brought them out as part of my picnic item on Christmas eve with my boy. :D  

Also, SunMoon carries fruit juices as well, and all of them are certified with 'healthier choice' label! If you really really needed something sweet, drop your bottle of coke and get your hands on something healthier! ^^

Before I end, here is my last giveaway for 2014! :D 

I'm giving away 3 sets of SunMoon products (worth $30) to 3 lucky readers! 

This is what you can do to stand a chance to win the gift packs! ^^
1. Like my facebook page

2. Comment on the above post by answering this simple question: Where can you buy SunMoon x DC Comics Fruit Cups?”

Giveaway will end on 11th January 2015, 2359. Only applicable to Singapore readers and winners will be announced on my Facebook page! 

Good luck all! ^^


1 comment:

  1. SunMoon x DC Comics Fruit Cups are available online at as well as major major supermarkets such as NTUC FairPrice, FairPrice Xpress, Cold Storage and Sheng Siong