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Mousse, it is one of those desserts that everyone loves. A light and airy dessert, often creamy it makes a lovely end to a meal. It looks elegant served in a glass dish as a finish to a dinner party. It is also really simple to make. The only effort involved is whisking, lots of whisking.
Luckily for me my son loves using the electric mixer, he sees it as a novelty. Making the mousse mainly consisted of adding ingredients to bowls, passing them to him to whisk and then mixing the ingredients together. We then got to eat the results which were delicious.
Recently I discovered Pidy ready to fill pastry products. They do a lovely crispy spoonette which I thought would be really nice served beside the mousse as an edible spoon. To make it a little bit more special I melted some white chocolate and drizzled it over the spoon then added some cream into the spoon. I think they made the mousse look extra special.
Vanilla Mousse Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 8 fl oz whipping cream
- 60g (2 oz) butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 120g (4 oz) caster sugar
- 3 tablespoons caster sugar
- Separate the egg whites and yolks and place in different bowls.
- Melt the butter and add to the egg yolks.
- Add the 4 oz of sugar to the same bowl and whisk together.
- Finally add the vanilla extract.
- In the other bowl whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Whip the cream in another bowl and add 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Gently fold the cream into the egg yolk mixture.
- Finally fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
- Place in serving dishes and leave in the refrigerator to set. It will take about four hours.
You could also add some chocolate curls or fruit as a garnish if you wish.
Disclosure: I was sent some Pidy pastry cases in order to create a recipe. Thanks to food PR agency CLIP Creative and PR