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Blissful Blackberry Mousse

Summer screams out for you to pluck these little dark berries and what better way to take advantage than with a luscious dessert dedicated in their name? Soft, airy, light and fluffy, this blackberry mousse is healthy and delicious, making the most of the season’s freshest fruit while succumbing to your sweet tooth at the same time. What new kitchen sorcery is this?

Blissful Blackberry Mouse


Servings: 3 cups   Time: 30 minutes   Difficulty: Easy 

Ingredients

  • 350g blackberries
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 11.7g sachet gelatine
  • 250g ricotta cheese
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 2 large egg whites, whisked to stiff peaks
  • Fresh mint leaves or additional berries to decorate

Method

  1. Place the fruit, sugar and water in a pan and bring to the boil over moderate heat
  2. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 3-4 mins
  3. Sieve the blackberries and their liquid and then sprinkle the gelatine over the puree
  4. Whisk or stir well until the gelatine is dissolved and let cool
  5. Beat the ricotta and cream cheese together and stir in the blackberry mix
  6. Fold in a tablespoon of the egg white with a metal spoon to loosen the mixture then fold in the rest until no white is visible
  7. Spoon into glasses or bowls, decorate and leave to set in the fridge

Bright Ideas

Other soft red or black fruit can be used instead of blackberries.

Frozen fruit can be used if fresh fruit is not available.

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