When I arrived home, after an hour of walk with my dog outside in the cold I was craving for chocolate. Snow is already about to melt, you can see the green grass under it, so it not the fairy winter wonderland outside, not anymore. It is rather grey, than white. It is that kind of weather when you prefer to stay in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. The good book part was done earlier this afternoon, now it was time for the chocolate. I wanted something fluffly, light and warm but not hot. Chocolate mousse would have been a good option, except the fact that is cold and I didn't want to wait an hour until it is ready to be eaten. I decided to go for an orange flavoured chocolate sabayon by Michel Roux. It is done in a few minutes, it is warm, but not hot and it is fruity. Exactly, what I was craving for.
75 g sugar
2 egg yolks
25 g cocoa powder
zest of an orange
Melt sugar in 75 ml of water on low temperature. Then bring it to boil and set it immediately aside and let it cool completly. Beat the sugar syrup with the egg yolks over a water bath until it reaches 65°C. Remove it from the heat and beat in cocoa powder. Stir in the freshly grated orange zest and serve.