Strawberries are coming in thick and fast at the moment so I'm on a constant hunt for new recipes I can use them in. You already know I'm addicted to this Strawberry Torte (I've made it 4 times in the last 3 weeks), but I wanted to find something a little bit quicker to put together.
This strawberry mousse uses marshmallows as the setting agent, a little bit of sugar (which next time I might even leave out), some double cream and of course strawberries (I might try making it with blackberries and raspberries in the future). I was a bit concerned it might be too sweet, but I needn't have worried, it was just perfect! The kids loved it equally as much as the adults.
STRAWBERRY MARSHMALLOW MOUSSE
| Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes plus chilling | Cook Time: - | Total Time: 20 Minutes plus chilling |
- 250g fresh strawberries , halved if large
- 25g golden caster sugar
- 140g marshmallows chopped
- 200ml double cream
- Step 1: Put the strawberries into a pan along with 100ml water and the sugar. Over a medium heat, cook strawberries until soft. Take off the heat and process in a food processor. Tip the strawberry mixture back into the pan and add the marshmallows, then stir them in until they dissolve. Leave to cool.
- Step 2: Whip the cream until it holds its shape. Fold the cream into the cooled strawberry mix, then spoon into one bowl or 4 separate pots and chill for about 2 hrs, or until set.