Roquefort and Labneh mousse

February 5, 2010  • 

 

I had some leftover Roquefort and I had some labneh in a jar. I had seen a mousse made with Roquefort and cream in ELLE Table (No.67, December 2010 issue); but, hey, I am Lebanese, I eat labneh and I like to play in the kitchen, so that’s what I came up with.

P.S: Alice (my 16-year old) did not like it, because she is not crazy about Roquefort. Fine, make it without it! Add red pepper paste or something!


INGREDIENTS: This quantity will yield 3 (5-ounce) ramequins of cheese mousse.

  • 1 jar of labneh (or make your own,)
  • 2 ounces of Roquefort (preferably, but can substitute any good blue cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon  of gelatin in two  tablespoons  of water (can include a teaspoon of lemon juice or rice vinegar in the tablespoon of water)

METHOD:

  1. Place the Roquefort and labneh in the food processor. Process till smooth. You should get one pint of cheese mixture.
  2. Place the water (with the optional lemon juice)  in a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin on top; let it rest for a few minutes. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds or over simmering water to melt the gelatin.
  3. Incorporate into the cheese mixture.
  4. Pour the cheese mixture into a greased mold and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Tap the cheese out of the mold into a plate. Garnish with spikes of celery or leave as is or make into little mice, if you are so inclined. Serve with crackers  or chips as an appetizer.

NOTE:

I used almonds for the mouse’s ears and feet, radish root for the tail, black peppercorns for the eyes and nose and pumpkin seed for the tongue.

Comments

32 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Rosa says:

    So cute! I love the idea!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. nisanur23 says:

    hello,labneli fareniz çok sevimli olmuş.

  3. senag50 says:

    Trop sympa, à refaire très vite avec mes tout petits !! et la banane aussi c’est génial présentée ainsi sans qu’elle ne noircisse !! belles idées

  4. Rachana Kothari says:

    An innovative dish…the little white mice are so cuteeee:) very well presented dear!

  5. PJ says:

    The mouse looks so adorable!!!!Very innovative…

  6. northshorewoman says:

    oh your mouse made me laugh out loud! how playful and so cute! a white mouse of labneh. Now, who would’ve thought of that?

  7. Dinners & Dreams says:

    This is way toooo cute! Love it!

    Nisrine

  8. Sushma Mallya says:

    wow so creatively done,…that really looks cute….

  9. Ivy says:

    Oh my, this is so cute I wouldn’t want to eat it 🙂 Great presentation Joumana.

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipe says:

    LOL … look at these little cuties! You are so creative!

  11. pierre says:

    joumana
    j’adore la cuisine et l’humour et tu as réuni les deux merci pour le sourire !! bizz pierre

  12. Nadjibella says:

    Une mousse totalement dans mes goûts.
    Tu as un prix sur mon blog.
    A bientôt.

  13. peter says:

    LOL..I like roquefort or bleu. Which mouse was tastier…the east or west Beirut mouse or the mediator mouse in the middle? 😉

    • Joumana says:

      Peter, I forgot to add that this mouse is going to be offered at the next France/Lebanon summit as a symbol of the longstanding affection between the two countries 🙂

  14. SE says:

    wow..these look cute !!

  15. dana says:

    LoL. This is the cutest little mouse ever!

  16. yasmeen says:

    My kiddo would go crazy for these cute mousies 😀

  17. Arlette says:

    Oh my what a creative and cute idea… Love it
    Bravo Jouman…. this is so cute

  18. sousou says:

    I hate mouses but yours are so cute.

  19. Faith says:

    I love Roquefort, and these are absolutely adorable! Love the cute little tails! 🙂

  20. Velva says:

    I love roquefort cheese and it would be no problem eating these absolutely adorable little mice. This would be such a creative idea for an appetizer platter-lovely. This one is a keeper!

  21. Caveman Cooking says:

    Very cute presentation. But, those mice would freak out the Cavewoman! lol

  22. Nathalie says:

    Très beau et certainement délicieux . Bravo !

  23. Michelle says:

    I love the radish root as the tail….so cute. And such a cute idea too! I made chocolate mice a new years back and had them running around on top of my Christmas Cookie Baskets…LOL!

  24. Julie says:

    Ah j’adore ton idée, c’est trop mignon! J’aime beaucoup le roquefort aussi (et tous les fromages qui ont du goût!), je note l’idée!
    Gros bisous

  25. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    Stunning. My kids would love this….though wouldn’t probably eat it!

  26. cmiranda says:

    These are soo cute.What a creative way of using Labneh.

  27. Jeanne @ Cooksister! says:

    Too adorable!

  28. spice says:

    that’s so cuuuttteeee….

  29. Mona says:

    Oh, I think I am in love with those mice 🙂

Add a Comment