Saturday, 28 January 2012
Baby strawberry mousses...
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 3-4 hours
625g (1 lb 6oz) strawberries
3 limes, grated rind only
3 tablespoons runny honey
4 tablespoons water
3 teaspoons powdered gelatine
250 ml (8 fl oz) double cream
250 g (8 oz) low fat natural yogurt
Extra small strawberries to decorate plus tiny biscuits, optional
1 Puree 225 g (8 oz) of the strawberries then press through a sieve and reserve for decoration. Puree the remaining strawberries, sieve then mix the puree with the lime rind and honey.
2 Add the water to a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over the water so that the water absorbs all the powder. Leave to stand for 5 minutes heat the bowl in a small saucepan of simmering water until it is a clear liquid.
3 Whip the cream until it forms soft swirls. Fold in the yogurt, pureed strawberry and lime mix then the gelatine in a thin trickle. Pour into 8, 120 ml (4 fl oz) small liqueur glasses or coffee cups. Chill for 3-4 hours or until the mousses have set.
4 To serve, stir the reserved strawberry puree then pour a little over the top of each mousse. Decorate with tiny strawberries and serve with dainty biscuits, if liked.
There will be loads of Spring berries from Spain around for Valentine’s ....
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