Friday, 30 December 2011

Mascarpone and Espresso Mousse

A dessert to impress with tomorrow night at the new year party. This combo of chocolate and mascarpone with the coffee works really well and is the perfect ending to a new years feast!

For 4 greedy people

100 gr dark chocolate, 70%
125 gr mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp powdered sugar
4 tbsp espresso, cooled
1 1/2 dl cream

4 tbsp cream, whipped
chopped dark chocolate
2 macaroons

1. Melt the chocolate over a bain marie (waterbath). Whip the mascarpone and the sugar together in a bowl. Add the espresso coffee and melted chocolate and mix well with a spatula. Whip the cream and then fold it together with the cheese and chocolate mixture. Pour into serving moulds and cool over night in the fridge.

2. Decorate with the whipped cream, chocolate and macaroons before serving.

Portobello Starter

This is a great little amuse bouche or starter on some thinly sliced sourdough bread for the new years party.

For 4 -6

3 - 4 large portobello mushromms, sliced
50gr butter
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
150ml cream
zest from 1 lemon
handful of chopped parsley
salt and pepper

Start of sauté-ing the mushrooms in the butter and garlic in a pan and season well with salt and pepper. Make sure not burn the garlic!

Add the cream and let it come up to the boil. Take of the heat and let it cool slightly until the cream has thickened. You may need to add a little cream depending on how much sauce you want.

Chop the parsley and zest together and sprinkle over just before you serve.

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All the best and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Gudmundur Palmason