Katerinas chocolate mousse with orange marmalade Odyssey Poros Greece

Chocolate Mousse With Orange Marmalade

Some of our guests at Odyssey have visited us many times and keep coming back, like the Dutch family van Diesen. Pieter, his wife Elise and their children Willem and Jolijn have become great friends. When they stayed at Odyssey in April they followed a cooking lesson in which we made this super delicious chocolate mousse with orange marmalade.

Making chocolate mousse with orange marmalade during Greek cooking lessons Odyssey Poros Greece

Poems about Poros

The van Diesen family has been coming to Poros since 2010 and immediately felt at home. They are all inspired by the island, but Pieter (51) in a very special way. Pieter is a poet and a philosopher and likes to put his love for Poros into words. Beautiful words that we are both happy to share with you.

Pieter started writing the way most people do: At school. Immediately he was captivated by the power of words. He became older – a student, lover, friend, man, guitar player, singer, Logistics engineer, philosopher, father, wiser, depressed, fanatical, occupational health expert, football player and teacher – roughly in that order.

Inspiration to write

He always felt inspired to write. Pieter takes poetic freedom seriously, but not too much. His poems tend to relativise. They show relations in a way that makes life bearable and sometimes even funny. Sometimes his poems are painful observations of the dark side of life. Coming closer to him than reading his poems is not possible.

Please enjoy Pieter’s poems and see his family make the chocolate mousse with orange marmalade on this blog!

Discovering Poros-town on Poros Greece

Connection

The island and the sea
The wind and the tree
You and me
Will never be separated
That is what makes me free

Romantic Odyssey on Poros Greece

Royalty

A king is coming to our island!
Don’t worry about what to say
He has heard it all being said in many ways
Don’t worry where he will sleep
He will close his eyes and his dreams are deep
Just cook for him the finest dishes you can
He will get acquainted with the best products of the land
The island shares its royalty with every man

Poros-town on Poros in Greece

Farewell

Sail away from Poros and your heart will break
Don’t be afraid! The pain will fade
Memories will enter your heart and mend it
The desire to return starts when the holiday has ended

Poros by boat in Greece

Sit back and smile

A summer breeze is like a memory
Yesterday comes sailing by
Brings back thoughts of the Odyssey
You close your eyes and sigh

Sailing around Poros in Greece

Hear Hear!

Smell the herbs and cooking odors
Taste the wine and olive oil
Sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers
Come and feel the love on Poros soil

Eating at the Odyssey bistro on Poros Greece

For Katerina

A recipe is not about the ingredients
And not about the way you put them all together
It is all about the love for people
That makes each meal taste so much better

Eating Greek style sharing food on Poros

Making Chocolate Mousse With Orange Marmalade

Let us show you how we made the chocolate mousse with orange marmalade! The son was not there during this cooking class, daughter Jolijn in this picture is cooking with her boyfriend. They are melting the pieces of chocolate with the cream and create a rich creamy mixture.

Melting chocolate for the chocolate mousse with orange marmalade Odyssey Poros Greece

Pieter continues and stirs the chocolate mousse, in the meantime we whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks.

Making chocolate mousse with orange marmalade during Greek cooking lessons Odyssey Poros Greece

We add the zest of the orange to the chocolate mousse, stir it some more and let it cool.

Making chocolate mousse with orange marmalade Odyssey Poros Greece

When the chocolate mousse is cooled, we spoon it into small glasses and put the whipped cream on top.

Odysseys Greek cooking classes on Poros Greece

Greek cooking lessons on Poros Greece

To finish, we add the orange marmalade. Of course you can use any decoration you like. A great idea is to decorate the chocolate mousse with edible flowers for a beautiful and refreshing presentation!

Odysseys chocolate mousse with orange marmalade Poros Greece

Odyssey's chocolate mousse with orange marmalade Poros Greece

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Instructions

  1. Ιn a bowl over simmering water, melt the pieces of chocolate with 100 ml of cream.
  2. Stir frequently until you get a rich creamy mixture.
  3. While the chocolate cream mixture is melting, whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks.
  4. Once the chocolate cream mixture is fully melted, take the bowl off the heat, add the zest of the orange, stir and let it cool.
  5. When the chocolate mousse is cooled, spoon it into 4 small bowls or glasses.
  6. Put the whipped cream on top of that in each glass.
  7. To finish, add the orange marmalade – or any decoration you like - on top. A great idea is to decorate the chocolate mousse with edible flowers, for a beautiful and refreshing presentation.
  8. Chill until serving.