Blueberry Mousse

You can make this blueberry mousse a day in advance, which will allow the flavours to mingle. You can also substitute any berries, or mix and match to create interesting colours.

Blueberry Mousse
Blueberry Mousse
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Yesterday, during a very interesting conversation, a comment was made that got me thinking. My friend said that she gets so cross when her nephews ascribe their success to the country they live in. She feels that the place where they live had very little to do with their achievements. And she bases this on factors surrounding the country itself. Her argument is that if the country created only success stories, everyone would be successful. On checking up, 13.6% of the population where they live, are living below the poverty line. In her mind, their achievements have to do with their upbringing. The moral values they learnt from their parents are important. And as she said, no matter where they lived, they would have achieved exactly what they have. I mentioned their ability to get a good education. And in my opinion, a good education is key to so much.

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Many people in South Africa cannot get a decent education. Despite schooling being free for the majority of our children, the quality is not brilliant. And where do you go from there? We have a poorly educated person working for us. When he started, he barely spoke English. In the time he has been with Dave he has learnt to communicate so that he is understood in English, which is the language we speak at work. He started off as a gardener and Dave brought him into the office and now he can work on the lathe. Just a small amount of upskilling and his life has changed. And this all has to do with the opportunities presented to him. Not because of where he lives, but because of the people who have entered his life.

Blueberry Mousse

 

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Blueberry Mousse

This light mousse can be made using any seasonal berries
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from The Ultimate Salad Book page 157

Ingredients

  • 40 g frozen blueberries
  • 40 g xylitol
  • 7.5 mls tap water
  • 3 sprigs mint, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 40 mls warm water
  • 7.5 mls gelatine powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 125 mls whipping cream
  • 40 g fresh blueberries, cut in half

Method

  • Place the frozen blueberries, xylitol, water, mint and lime juice and zest into a sauce pan
  • Place over a low temperature and stir until the xylitol has dissolved
  • Remove from the heat, pour into a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool
  • Place the warm water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatine into it
  • Stir to dissolve then add to the berry mixture
  • Place the egg white into a mixing bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form
  • Add a third to the berry mixture, and fold in to combine
  • Then add the rest and gently fold in to combine
  • Place the cream into a mixing bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form
  • Gently fold into the berry mixture until incorporated
  • Gently spoon the mixture into 2 Brandy glasses (or similar)
  • Place into the fridge and leave to set
  • Garnish with the fresh blueberries before serving
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8 thoughts on “Blueberry Mousse

  1. Hi Tandy, I think success comprises of individual ability and a good attitude (you have to have the ability as we are not all born with the same talents), opportunity, and support. Unfortunately, in South Africa because of our history, these three elements are very muddled. Many kids get no support (meaning schooling, infrastructure and parental guidance) and no opportunities. Others get opportunities and don’t have the ability or right attitude. It has resulted in the issues we now have and which are worsening as many educated people leave the country in order to give their children a better opportunity elsewhere. In my field, there are only three people left who are really expert and 2 are much older than I am. All the people in my age group are gone.

  2. Altho’ the situation here in Australia is very different, I could not agree with you more. After WWII when we arrived in Australia as political refugees from Europe without English or a single pound (one could not exchange the German occupation marks ) and our poor parents had to take on heavy physical work – we kids went to school – according to Australian official statistics 78 % of Estonians in my age group got tertiary qualifications – we saw our poor parents kill themselves with work, how could we not study night and day !! Different, but same, same ! *smile* Rarely make dessert but may try this – I use stevia as a sweetener . . . love blueberries . . .

    1. Eha, that is such a touching story. I think a lot of children of refugees work extra hard to ensure their lives are better.

  3. The ingredient xylitol was unfamiliar to me, so I looked it up. I’m often quite puzzled by your choices of sweeteners, as I do not have them on hand, so I can’t try your recipes. And blueberry mousse sounds delicious!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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