Tangerine mousse and variations

Yield: 1 Mousse

Measure Ingredient
¾ pounds To 1 pound tangerines
3 tablespoons Cold water
1½ teaspoon Gelatin
3 \N Eggs
¼ cup Plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup Whipping cream
\N \N Lemon juice

Wash tangerines well and grate the peel in fine shreds into a bowl. Juice the tangerines and strain ⅔ c of juice into the same bowl, saving any extra juice. Put the cold water in a small pan and sprinkle the gelatin into it. Beat the eggs with the sugar until they hold a slight peak. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Dissolve the gelatin over low heat.

Slowly add the juice & peel mixture to the gelatin, stirring constantly.

Fold the whipped cream into the egg and sugar mixture. Pour the gelatin-juice mixture into the cream mixture, whisking briskly where the juice goes in to keep it from jelling before it is thoroughly mixed. It will tend to jell and make little lumps otherwise. Taste and add some of the reserved juice or a little lemon juice if you would like more tartness or a stronger flavor. Chill for several hours or overnight, whisking occasionally during the first hour to prevent it from separating. Serve in a glass, garnished with a few shreds of tangerine peel, accompanied by Lace Cookies (dipped in chocolate if desired) or Langues de Chat.


Lemon Mousse

Use grated peel of 3 lemons, ½ c juice, and 5½ Tbsp sugar. This will take just under 1 pound of lemons. Serve garnished with shreds of lemon peel.

Lime Mousse

Use grated peel of 1 ½ limes and ⅜ c lime juice.

From: Ari Rapkin

Busted and entered for you by: Bill Webster Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #889 by Bill Webster <thelma@...> on Nov 08, 1997

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