Saturday, 23 June 2012

Strawberry Cloud




This is a simple strawberry mousse and you can use frozen berries for the mousse and then the freshest beauties for the topping. It is essentially whipped cream and berries how can that be bad!



You will need:


  • 1 pkg frozen strawberries = 2 cups strained
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 pkg unflavoured gelatin
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp powdered milk
  • 1 pint or quart of best strawberries
  • 2 tsp sugar





Step 1: Thaw 1 bag of frozen strawberries. Put bag of fruit in blender and puree until smooth. Strain seeds. You should get 2 cups of puree. (If some seeds get through it is fine)


Step 2: take 1/2 cup of the puree and put in small saucepan. Add the gelatin to the top of the fruit and stir. Leave 5 minutes to absorb into the fruit. Heat the fruit and gelatin until just comes to a boil and stir to make sure gelatin is melted. Let cool 5 minutes.


Step 3: add the cooled fruit to the rest of the strawberry puree and mix well.


Step 4: in another bowl whip whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and powdered milk. Whip to stiff peaks. Fold the whipping cream into the strawberry puree until blended. The powdered milk helps to stabilize the cream. It is not necessary if you don't have it but, if you ever need whipping cream to stay whipped for a longer period of time this tip will help.

Step 5: slice your best quality strawberries and mix with sugar and leave 10 minutes.


Spoon some cloud in the bottom of a nice glass, add fruit, more cloud top with fruit and some chocolate curls. Leave in fridge at least 2 hours to set. This is not a dessert that is better the next day. I suggest you eat it the day you make it.



1 comment:

  1. It's strawberry season now, so this would be the perfect time to make it - For Canada Day. We were lucky enough to taste this dessert, and it was fabulous.

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