Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Strawberry Mousse - Dessert Month Recipe 3

With spring in the air and summer around the corner, here's a summery treat. A light airy dessert which looks beautiful too. Pale pink mousse with specks of strawberry in it. I have used strawberries here but raspberries, blueberries or mango would be equally delicious. Another twist on this and to give it a textural contrast would be to add some fruit pieces into the cream and then setting it. This portion makes 4 medium servings. So here goes...

Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cup whipping cream
8-10 medium strawberries
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

Clean and hull the strawberries. Cut into 2 pieces. Heat a heavy bottomed pan and add the granulated sugar and strawberries into it. Mash the strawberries slightly to release some juices. Bring to a boil. Cool and puree in a blender. It should make about 3/4 cup of puree. You can also sieve the puree to remove the seeds.
In a chilled bowl, take 1 cup of the cream, add the powdered sugar and whip to stiff peaks. In the remaining 1/4 cup cream add the gelatin and set aside for 10 minutes for the gelatin to bloom.  Heat the  cream (not in a microwave) to warm it (do not boil) and dissolve the gelatin. Then mix this cream with the puree. Fold 1/2 the whipped cream into the puree (mix fruit pieces at this time if you want). When it is of even color, fold in the remaining cream. Portion into 4 cups and chill for an hour to set. 
Serve chilled!

PS: Happy Woman's Day Ladies! Be proud of being a daughter, grand daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, home maker, career woman! We wear many hats :-)

9 comments:

Soumya Vineeth said...

Wow, they are so colorful n inviting!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mousse looks great and tempting. Excellent pics.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Archana said...

Can I have some please?

aipi said...

Loving the baby pink color..scrumptious mousse!

US Masala

Nithya said...

Looks super delicious :) yumm.. slurp slurp :)

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing that fabulous mousse rite now..yumm!

divya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, wat a delicious mousse..

SS blogs here said...

Looks really pretty and yummy! Happy Women's Day to you too!

Mansi said...

Very yummy...thnx for sharing.

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