Sunday, March 22, 2009
Dairy: How To Make Lemon Mousse
juice of 1 lemon,
juice of 1 lime,
5 egg yolks
250g mascarpone cheese
1 ½ gelatin sheets
200ml cream, whipped
1 mixing bowl
1 small bowl
Put into the mixing bowl: the sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, egg yolks and whisk them together briefly.
Put a saucepan, about a third full of water, onto the hob and bring it to a simmer.
Then place the mixing bowl over the saucepan, but don't let it touch the water, so only the steam heats it.
Whisk the mixture constantly for about 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken,
then take it off the heat.
While the mixture is still warm, place the gelatin sheets into a small bowl and cover them with cold water.
They will take a few minutes to soften.
Take the softened gelatin sheets out of the bowl and squeeze them gently, to remove any excess water.
Place them into the still warm mixture and whisk them in until they have totally dissolved.
Then leave to cool to room temperature.
When the lemon mix has cooled, add the mascarpone cheese and whisk it in briskly until it is all completely combined.
Then add the whipped cream and whisk again thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture into serving glasses and leave them to chill for 3-4 hours in the fridge.
This will allow the mousse to texture and set.
Remove the lemon mousse from the fridge and garnish with a little Lemon Zest
A mint leaf can also be added as a final touch.