Lemon Mousse with Strawberries

    3 hours 30 minutes

    Sampling this mousse is like spooning up sunshine: jewel-like layers of berries are an unexpected delight. We've lightened up the mousse by substituting gelatine and fat-free yogurt for the usual quantities of eggs and cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 punnet strawberries
    • 1 sachet gelatine, about 10g
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 1/3 cups fat-free natural yoghurt

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Set aside 8 berries for garnish. Hull the remaining strawberries and slice thickly. Set out 8 glass dessert bowls or parfait glasses.
    2. Sprinkle the gelatine over 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes to soften.
    3. Place another 1/4 cup water, the sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, oil and egg in a medium saucepan and whisk together until well combined. Cook over a low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture is hot, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the softened gelatine and heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatine has dissolved, about 1 minute.
    4. Remove from the heat, transfer to a medium bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the yoghurt.
    5. Working quickly, alternately layer the strawberries and lemon mousse in 8 dessert bowls. Garnish with reserved whole strawberries. Chill until set, about 3 hours. Serve.

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    I don't know how this makes 8! The parfait glasses must be small It seemed to work better across about 4. I also ended up substituting the yoghurt for cream Only took about 45 minutes to set.  -  04 Oct 2011