Blueberry and white chocolate mousse

Posted on: December 21st, 2010 by admin 2 Comments

We’re always busy making cookies this time of year, for gifts and just because they’re delicious.  But after flying halfway around the world back to family and into summer, we wanted to make a treat that was a little more creamy and fruity.

  • 100g white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1/2 c fresh blueberries (you can, in fact use ANY fruit!)
  • Whipped cream, to serve

Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir for 3-4 minutes or until the chocolate melts. Remove from heat.

In a clean dry bowl beat the egg whites, until firm peaks form. Add half the sugar and beat until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining sugar and beat until glossy. Add the cream and beat until the mixture thickens. Add the white chocolate and use a metal spoon to fold until just combined.

Divide the mousse into 2-4 serving glasses or bowls (I’d just use 2 and have large helpings, about a cup each) and drop a bunch of blueberries into the top of each, pressing them in slightly.  Pop the glasses/bowls into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours (3 would be best!)

Like I said you can really make these with any fruit you like, we’ve tried it with raspberries, mango, strawberries, passionfruit and peaches and all have been wonderful.  If you particularly love the fruity taste, add some fruit into the melted chocolate in the beginning and continue making the mousse as above.

Recipe by Jane Charlton, Good Taste – January 2004

Song for this recipe:

“Summer Breeze” The Isley Brothers Summer Breeze - The Ultimate Isley Brothers

Perhaps the perfect summer song, with my all-time favorite guitar solo in the middle.  I know half of you are suffering in winter at the moment, have a listen to think of warm days to come, for everyone else in summer, sit back and enjoy! Happy holidays.

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2 Responses

  1. Now you’re talking! Although I love the usual American Christmas recipes they’re not always appropriate for us right now due to seasonal differences – this looks gorgeous.

  2. admin says:

    It’s true hey Emma, sometime pumpkin pie and turkey is not quite right for us. Happy holidays!

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