25 Jul 2008

Smoothie delight : Strawberries & lime mousse

When I saw those beautiful strawberries I had no doubt. They were perfect for a mousse.

For many years strawberries were my favorite fruits, until “discovered” that the world was full of wonderful and tasty fruits J . Well, in fact I always love acid flavors like lemons. that I constantly suck as a orange , for my mom’s disgusting, I still can heard her voice scramming, almost crying saying:: For God’s sake !!! …Watch out; be careful with your tooth L . You see, I had a misunderstood childhood. :)

However, the fact is that I made the mousse, light, fluffy, a regal for the sense. The recipe was inspired in classical French mousse. You can use any fruit puree to prepare this mousse, just use your imagination. Well, let’s go to the recipe:

Strawberries and Lime mousse

mousse

  • 400g strawberries
  • 1 lime juice 4 eggs white
  • 200 g castor sugar 10g powdered gelatin without flavor 70cc cold water 300ml double cream 2-3 drops red coloring (optional)
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Pick over strawberries, removing stalks. Select some attractive ones and set aside. Blend the remainder to a purée. Add lime juice and mix well

Whip the double cream lightly.

Whisk the eggs white and sugar in a basin over a pan of hot water until the sugar dissolves and beginning to thicken. Remove from heat and continuous batten in electric mixer until form picks

Mix gelatin with water, and dissolve in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Stir gelatin and strawberry puree into cold meringuee. Fold in the whipped cream, followed by the stiffly whisked egg whites. Add coloring and stir well to mix.

Pour into the soufflé dish and leave to set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Decorate with reserved strawberries.

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8 comments:

Lori Lynn said...

So. Very. Pretty.

Sylvia - I love your style. And your choice of a light blue cup in which to serve your delicious mousse, so delightful!

Haha, I sucked on oranges too, so are your teeth OK? "big smile"

Paz said...

LOL! What an interesting combination. The photos make them look tasty.

Paz

Cynthia said...

Yummy indeed!

Kevin said...

That mousse looks so light and creamy and good!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow Sylvia, that looks just gorgeous! I used to suck on limes - so I feel your pain! :)

Kate / Kajal said...

Slvyia that looks so tempting !
I almost thought that was a rich ice cream first but as the pics opened up i saw its mousse. Lovely texture too.

Anthony said...

You really do have such an eye for presentation. This is evident in your blog presentation, you photography and of course, your food! Simply amazing!

Dhanggit said...

your artistic touch brought this smoothie to much higher level!! i love it sylvie!! as always your photography makes me drool