Mousse, I absolutely love mousse. I love milk chocolate mousse, I love dark chocolate mousse – in fact, my speciality is dark chocolate mousse with baileys. But last night was the first time I have ever whipped up a fruit-based mousse, and the result was amazing! I found the recipe here.
It was a quick, delicious and overall quite satisfying dessert that I highly recommend having with melted chocolate – lindt 70%, or with chocolate grated over the top as in my picture. In this recipe I also used a punnet’s worth of strawberries grown in my own backyard, which – after this recipe, brings me to my next part of the post.
Serves: 6-8, Prep: 30 mins +, Chill: N/A
- 1 punnet of strawberries (I used about 250g)
- 2 tsp water
- 1tsp gelatine
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 cup cream
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Wash and hull strawberries, mash well or blend.
- Add gelatine to water, stand for 5 minutes then dissolve over hot water. (I used one mug for the gelatine water mix and then sat it on top of another mug filled with boiled water)
- beat egg whites until soft peaks form, then gradually add sugar – beating until dissolved.
- Whip cream until soft peaks form.
- Fold in egg white mixture.
- Add strawberries, lemon juice and gelatine, and fold through lightly.
- Pour into wet moulds/ramekins/mugs/wine glasses.
- Refrigerate until set