Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Lemon mousse tartlets

Another invention, these wee tartlets were something I whipped up (quite literally) to take as nibblies at the concert I sang in last weekend. They were a great success, and I caught one of my fellow singers polishing off 6 in a row!

So this one is definitely worth sharing as a super simple dessert dish. Its so much fun playing with food! Best of all, this recipe is pretty much a "from the cupboard" recipe, where the only fresh ingredient that is needed is cream so it can be made up at very little notice.

Lemon Mousse Tartlets (Original recipe by Kiriel)

400ml cream
200g lemon curd (also known as lemon butter)
3 tablespoons icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
yellow food colouring
Sweet tartlet shells (this quantity made 50 tiny tartlets)

Whip cream until it has firm peaks. In a bowl combine the lemon curd, lemon juice and icing sugar, then fold gently into the cream. Add yellow food colouring if you want, to give a stronger colour. Pipe into tartlet shells and serve - this can be done up to about an hour and a half before serving - much longer and the shells start to soften. This simple lemon mousse would also work well served in glasses as a dessert at a dinner party - the quantity above will do dessert for 8. I had some left over which I folded fresh strawberries into, which was divine!


Karin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Cute little tartlets. Yummie, I'm sure.

You're Australian? Now and then, I'm making a lemon meringue pie (the traditional Australian dessert), and everyone in my family always wants more and more and more ... the lemon curd filling is delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very dainty! Those tartlets look very tempting!



Cynthia said...

Kiriel, these are beautiful! I have bookmarked the recipe to try. Having someone polish off 6 in a row - that's a recipe that speaks for itself.

You are a singer? Oh, I'd love to know more about you. Hey did you see that I used the spoons you sent me again this week? :) I am forever grateful.

AnuZi said...

I wish I could bake :o( I am trying to get over my fear of the oven hehe. That and all burnt cookies from my past ;o) Great pics dear.

Kiriel du Papillon said...

Anuzi... the best thing about this recipe was that it didn't have any baking to be done, apart from briefly crisping up the pre-made shells!