I have a light and lemony Mousse recipe to share today, that
when piped into a beautiful parfait glass, swirled with homemade
whipped cream, and topped with an edible pansy, becomes a
gorgeous teatime treat!
It's one of my favorite teatime desserts, and is a perfect addition
to any Spring or Summer Tea Party. It requires a few more steps
than my Lemon Creams, but it's so worth it!!
I made these for a tea party of about 150 ladies, and got
rave reviews! I found the recipe in Southern Living
Magazine, which described this dessert as "Tangy,
cold and bursting with flavor, this delightful dessert
is definitely a winner." I agree!!
I piped my mixture into some small glasses that I
bought at an antique shop. Small glasses for a
tea party are best because you don't want to fill
up on just one dessert when you'll also be having
other lovely things such as scones, cakes and
I had these beautiful pansies growing in the garden and
used them to adorn my desserts! Love the color!!
If you don't have any edible flowers blooming, you could
decorate your parfaits with a sprig of mint and/or some
lemon zest curls.
DEERHILL'S LEMON MOUSSE
Recipe courtesy Chef Michael Anelli,
Deerhill Inn, West Dover, Vermont
1/2 cup water
1/2 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
Dissolve gelatin and 1/2 cup of the sugar in the
water in a stainless steel bowl. Whisk in egg yolks.
Place in a double boiler and heat to 175 degrees,
whisking instantly until thickened. Remove from
heat and add lemon juice and zest. Refrigerate or
place over a large bowl of ice until mixture begins
Meanwhile, beat egg whites with the other 1/2 cup
sugar until soft peaks form. Fold into gelling egg-
lemon mixture. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks
and fold into mixture. Spoon (or pipe) into parfait
or champagne glasses, and chill thoroughly.
Garnish with whipped cream and an edible
flower if desired. *Serves 6. (or more,
depending on the size of glass.)
This lemon mousse is just delicious! Hope you
give it a try!
Here's a spoon for you, and one for me! Thanks for
joining me today!!