Raspberry mousse in ganache
February 12, 2010 • Category: Dessert
i am still trying to come to grips with this Valentine business; my definition of it seems to change with my mood at the time. Today, it is primarily sensual: I mean who does not want to taste a creamy ganache and a tangy raspberry mousse in the same bite? Two sensations in one, yes! Enough said.
- 1 package frozen raspberries, defrosted (12 or 14 ounces)
- up to 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup of whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons of plain gelatin, melted in 2 tablespoons of cold water
- Place the raspberries and sugar in a saucepan and heat for 5 minutes till sugar is melted.
- Pour the mixture in a blender and puree. Strain into a bowl through a sieve.
- Using a spatula, force the raspberry puree through, leaving the seeds out. Collect one cup for this dessert and leave the rest for another dish.
- In a tiny bowl, pour 2 tablespoons of cold water; sprinkle the gelatin over and let it rest for 5 minutes; it will drink up the water. Meanwhile,
- Whip the cream in a bowl till soft peaks form. Set aside for a minute. Place the gelatin in the microwave for 15 seconds till liquid. Mix quickly into the raspberry puree.
- Fold the raspberry and gelatin mixture into the whipped cream. Pour into the containers of your choice and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
- 200 g (or 2 bars) of the best quality chocolate ( Callebaut or Lindt, at least 50% cocoa solids)
- 150 g whipping cream (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon liqueur of choice (optional)
- Cut the chocolate in small pieces.
- Heat the cream till small bubbles appear; add the chocolate and let it sit for one minute.
- Stir until the chocolate is melted, heat turned off. Ganache is ready, can use it right away, cool it in the fridge to form truffles or freeze it for a couple months or longer to use later.
Assembly: Release the raspberry mousse from the molds, cover with ganache and refrigerate. If you wish, you can add a strawberry sauce. I made the sauce by throwing a bag of frozen strawberries and about 1/3 cup of sugar in the blender.
NOTE: Recommended movie for a Valentine’s evening Hope Springs with Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Mary Steenburgen and others. Cute movie and guaranteed entertainment!
20 Comments • Comments Feed
Creamy and tangy…definitely a perfection! 🙂
On February 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm
I am sure there were lots of mmmmmms at every bite. Happy Valentine’s!
On February 13, 2010 at 12:13 am
Angie@Angie's Recipe says:
Chocolate and berries are born to be together! A very natural sexy combination of the two flavours.
On February 13, 2010 at 12:21 am
Sushma Mallya says:
wow what a great looking desert,feel like tasting it….so lovely….
On February 13, 2010 at 2:06 am
Looks soo romantic!!!!!!
On February 13, 2010 at 5:29 am
Woww wat a beautiful valentine dessert, looks marvellous, beautiful and soo pretty..
On February 13, 2010 at 7:40 am
So I mean. I want this. Valentine’s day or not.
I love the raspberry/chocolate combination. So ideal. So. Ideal.
On February 13, 2010 at 8:47 am
oum mouncifrayan says:
j’aime bien ta recette si simple, mais le résultat est top comme d’hab!!! grand bravo et happy valentine’s day!
On February 13, 2010 at 9:09 am
A fabulous dessert! So festive!
On February 13, 2010 at 9:56 am
tres jolie douceur bravo à toi et bonne st valentin ! pierre
On February 13, 2010 at 10:00 am
lisa @ dandysugar says:
Fantastic combination–raspberries and chocolate are wonderful together!
On February 13, 2010 at 10:50 am
Very delicious and happy Valentine’s Day.
On February 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Your mousse looks great. Sounds easy to make too. I am not big at celebrating Valentine’s but I find it a good excuse to indulge in something you love:)
On February 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm
tobias cooks! says:
What a mousse. Delicious.
On February 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm
Fig and Cherry says:
Stunning presentation! I love the spun sugar and little heart candy. The texture looks so light and heavenly.
On February 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Wow this looks heavenly! Perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.
On February 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Simple, yummy & romantic….Perfect
On February 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm
What a perfect dessert to catch the Valentines Day mood.
On February 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm
oh my, that one looks sinfully delicious!
On February 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Ton dessert donne terriblement envie, surtout avec la sauce ! J’aime beaucoup l’association framboises-chocolat, c’est sûrement très bon !
On March 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm