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
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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.

 

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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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