Roquefort and Labneh mousse
February 5, 2010 • Category: Eggs/Dairy/Cheese
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)
- Place the Roquefort and labneh in the food processor. Process till smooth. You should get one pint of cheese mixture.
- 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.
- Incorporate into the cheese mixture.
- Pour the cheese mixture into a greased mold and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
- 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.
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.
32 Comments • Comments Feed
So cute! I love the idea!
On February 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm
hello,labneli fareniz çok sevimli olmuş.
On February 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm
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
On February 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Rachana Kothari says:
An innovative dish…the little white mice are so cuteeee:) very well presented dear!
On February 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm
The mouse looks so adorable!!!!Very innovative…
On February 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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?
On February 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm
Dinners & Dreams says:
This is way toooo cute! Love it!
On February 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Sushma Mallya says:
wow so creatively done,…that really looks cute….
On February 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm
Oh my, this is so cute I wouldn’t want to eat it 🙂 Great presentation Joumana.
On February 6, 2010 at 1:07 am
Angie@Angie's Recipe says:
LOL … look at these little cuties! You are so creative!
On February 6, 2010 at 3:13 am
j’adore la cuisine et l’humour et tu as réuni les deux merci pour le sourire !! bizz pierre
On February 6, 2010 at 5:05 am
Une mousse totalement dans mes goûts.
Tu as un prix sur mon blog.
On February 6, 2010 at 5:51 am
LOL..I like roquefort or bleu. Which mouse was tastier…the east or west Beirut mouse or the mediator mouse in the middle? 😉
On February 6, 2010 at 6:55 am
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 🙂
On February 6, 2010 at 9:32 am
wow..these look cute !!
On February 6, 2010 at 8:27 am
LoL. This is the cutest little mouse ever!
On February 6, 2010 at 10:20 am
My kiddo would go crazy for these cute mousies 😀
On February 6, 2010 at 10:41 am
Oh my what a creative and cute idea… Love it
Bravo Jouman…. this is so cute
On February 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm
I hate mouses but yours are so cute.
On February 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm
I love Roquefort, and these are absolutely adorable! Love the cute little tails! 🙂
On February 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm
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!
On February 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm
Caveman Cooking says:
Very cute presentation. But, those mice would freak out the Cavewoman! lol
On February 7, 2010 at 1:37 am
Très beau et certainement délicieux . Bravo !
On February 7, 2010 at 7:39 am
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!
On February 8, 2010 at 3:18 am
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!
On February 8, 2010 at 6:04 am
Kitchen Butterfly says:
Stunning. My kids would love this….though wouldn’t probably eat it!
On February 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm
These are soo cute.What a creative way of using Labneh.
On February 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm
Jeanne @ Cooksister! says:
On February 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm
that’s so cuuuttteeee….
On February 12, 2010 at 1:18 am
Oh, I think I am in love with those mice 🙂
On February 12, 2010 at 10:06 am