Monday, August 22, 2011

Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry season came early to Queensland this year so I decided to make my favourite strawberry dessert - mousse.  I don't like using gelatine if possible so this mousse is not as thick as normal however the taste and texture is lovely.  If you prefer a more solid mousse add a few gelatine sheets to the strawberry puree.

Strawberry Mousse

 - 500g strawberries
 - 1/2 lemon-juice
 - 1/2 cup caster sugar
 - 1/2 cup cream
 - 4 egg whites
 - pinch of salt

1. Wash and hull the strawberries and place in a food processor with the caster sugar and lemon juice.  Pulse till strawberries are completely pureed.  Place the strawberry puree into a large bowl
2.  Using a electric beater to whisk the cream until it is very thick.  Slowly fold the cream into the strawberry puree.
3.  In a clean bowl (be sure the bowl and whisk is completely clean and the egg whites have no egg yolks in them) add egg whites and beat until they begin to thicken.  Add a pinch of salt and continue to whip until very stiff peaks form.
4.  Fold half the egg whites into the strawberry mixture.
5.  Gently pour the strawberry mixture into the bowl with half the beaten egg whites and fold very gently.
6.  Place in container and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours before serving.
Enjoy :)

1 comment:

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