If you want to decorate your cake with something other than marzipan, whipped cream or icing, then try filling mousse into small silicone moulds. You get the prettiest bombs that taste wonderful … of course you can also choose to eat the mousse without a cake. 😉
STRAWBERRY MOUSSE BOMBS
ABOUT 15 BOMBS OF 3-4CM IN DIA.
150 G STRAWBERRIES (FROZEN CAN EASILY BE USED)
50 G SUGAR
2 SHEETS GELATINE
JUICE OF ½ LEMON
1.5 DL. HEAVY CREAM 38%
SEEDS OF 1/2 VANILLA POD
15 G ICING SUGAR
Soak the gelatine in cold water for a minimum of 10 min.
Cook a compote of strawberries, lemon juice and sugar for 5-10 minutes until the fruit is soft and tender. (Use only frozen berries, then drain about half of the juice afterwards, otherwise the mousse will be too soft)
Blend the compote.
Knead the water out of the housebreaking and melt it in the puree.
Pour the mixture into a low bowl and place it in the fridge until the puree is just a bit cooler than your finger.
Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a knife.
Beat cream, vanilla seeds and icing to soft peaks.
Gently fold the whipped cream together with the puree without knocking too much air out.
Put the mousse in a piping bag and fill it into silicone moulds: hemispheres or other shapes. It is a good idea to place the mould on a cutting board or a small plate, this makes it easier to move it to the freezer.
Smooth out the surface of the mousse and scrape off excess mousse so that the bottom of the mousses are completely flat.
Place the mould in the freezer for 2-3 hours until the mousse has set.
Remove the mould and carefully loosen the mousse bombs from the mould, first along the edges and then push them out of the mould.
Once the mousse is out of the freezer, it doesn’t take long for it to thaw . About 30 minutes at room temperature, and not much longer in the refrigerator.
The frozen bombs can be put directly on your cake as a decorating and thaw there.