Thursday, July 9, 2009

Strawberry Mousse

We seem to be having an abundance of strawberries which are being imported from USA because it's summer time there. Sometimes if I'm lucky I'm able to get really sweet berries. Otherwise they are usually half ripen.

With so much strawberries on sale now, this makes me want to search out recipes using this fruit. I thus decided to try out a mousse which seems relatively easy. And I must say that it was not only easy, it was delicious as well! The mousse had a slight tartness to it and was extremely smooth with each bite. You can also opt to serve the mousse with some whipped cream, fresh cut strawberries or a strawberry sauce.





Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
1 tablespoon water
8 oz (210g) strawberries, pureed
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup (190ml) heavy cream

Method:

1) Prepare the strawberry mousse: sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl and set aside to bloom (soften).

2) In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, stir together the strawberries and sugar just until hot.

3) Add the gelatin and stir until it is completely melted. Let cool to room temperature.

4) In the meantime, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Once the strawberries are at the right temperature, carefully fold the whipped cream into the fruit base.

5) Pour into serving bowls and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.



14 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....luscious and delish.......very nice and clean presentation....

Angie's Recipes said...

!!!!! The whole entry is simply delicious! The chinaware brings the mousse to a star level! Absolutely classic!

Angie's Recipes

Chrystal & said...

The presentation and photo are really great. The dessert alone was guaranteed to be delish, but this is fantastic.

Selba said...

Whoaaaaa... those strawberry mousse looks so beautiful!

Karine said...

Oh it looks delightful! I want some!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a gorgeous mousse and pretty shots! I have the same IKEA bowl as you ;-P...

Cheers,

Rosa

Ramya Kiran said...

This indeed is a lovely dessert. They look even more pretty in those ceramic bowl set. Btw i wonder how you are holding the spoon in your third click??

Natashya said...

That looks gorgeous! I love your dishes and photos, too.

Mar said...

Look delicious, and I like presentation too...
A kiss from Spain

Jo said...

Hi everyone and many thanks for dropping by.

Rosa, actually I didn't get these from Ikea as the Singapore outlet don't sell such ramikins.

Ramya, haha unfortunately I'm not that great. The ramikin actually has a hanging hook for the spoon which will dangle above it. I thought it was pretty neat thus bought these to add to my collection.

Lauren said...

I'm definitely going to make a sugar-free version of this. It looks so lovely with that pink hue. Will be sure to link back to you. Found you on Tastespotting! :)

chocolatecup said...

this looks yummmy and the great thing is the recipe does not look all complicated! well, except for the part of whipping double cream, i always found it a bit harder to tackle than just whipping cream. or rather my mum keeps telling me it is hard. haha

chocolatecup said...

just realized that in the recipe, you dont mention when you put in the zest and lemon juice?

Generic Viagra said...

well, those pictures are fantastic! but, what can i do if I can't eat strawberry? Can I switch the recipe? I'll love to used and make the mousse, but with other fruit. What do you think about it ? if you've any advice, please let m know it soon.

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