Marshmallow Mousse ……
September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized
Last weekend The Sharks, bless their little pink cotton socks, donned black and pink rugby jersies to support the Cansa Assosiation and the fight against breast cancer. I, together with the rest of KZN just love the way in which they get involved in their community. The public perception of Rugger Players is often tainted with mucho-macho prejudice – when, they really ARE thinking, feeling individuals. Having two sons – who have devoted most of their lives and a few limbs to their chosen sport – I can only applaud this philanthropic approach to rugby.
Max and his mates were all scurrying around to find pink shirts – that would good and accentuate their hard earned muscles. The Absa Stadium was flushed with a pretty pink blush! Hubby and I didn’t go to the rugby but managed to polish off most of the dessert that I have for you today. My trip to the Essenwood Craft Market early Saturday morning yielded two punnets of plump red strawberries – the perfect decoration for My Marshmallow Mousse which, by virtue of it’s pretty pink colour was chosed to honour The Sharks and Cansa. Breast cancer has reared its devastating head in both my family – and in my friends and I pay tribute to my sister-in-law Paola and dear friend Lynne – who both courageously drew their swords of positivity and protection and whipped breast Cancer’s A*** .
It’s been such a topsy turvy week with all the excitement around the SA Blog Awards! Thank you – to all of you who were kind enough to vote for my blog – I really do appreciate it!! I felt like an Eskimo whipping her sled dogs for most of the competition. Your constant encouragement and feed back was amazing and I hope that your fingers are now out of the splints – free of bandages and plasters and are in good working order again!! My hearty congratulations go to Jeanne of the blog Cooksister and Alida from Simply Delicous.
However, the hard work is not over yet – Tandy Sinclair of Lavender and Lime could use our “FINGA-POWA” Sooooo – my bruthas and sistas ….. Ask not what your fingers can do for you – ask rather what your fingers can do for Tandy!!!
We are with you Sis-T ……… VOTA MANJE – VOTA FOR DA SISTA
click here to vote for Tandy in the Project Food Blog Competition
‘cos family sticks together!
40 pink marshmallows
½ cup full cream milk
2 cartons of fresh cream
1 vanilla pod
A good slosh – which probably equals approx 8Tbs of Berry Liquere or your favourite liquere
Fresh Strawberries to garnish
This is one of those – COULDN’T BE EASIER desserts.
Prepare it the day before you need it as it needs to set.
Heat the milk and marshmallows in a pot – stir constantly until all of the marshmallows have dissolved. This only takes a minute or two so don’t take your eye of the pot. Once the marshmallows have dissolved stir in your berry liquere and set aside for a mintue while you prepare the cream.
Remove the seeds from your vanilla pod and add it to the cream in a large bowl and
Beat until the cream forms soft peaks.
Add the melted marshmallow to the cream and using a whisk – combine the two.
Pour into a large bowl – or smaller individual serving bowls – or a mould, whatever you like and cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
When it’s set – remove from the fridge and decorate with sliced strawberries or berries of your choice. I used a glass to make a circle in the centre of my mousse and cut strawberries into slices and arranged them in concentric cirlcles around the guide line and placed my pink ribbon against breast cancer in the centre.
Serve with a nice glass of Sparkling Wine or Champagne and remember those who have battled the Cancer Dragon courageously.
Wear your pink ribbons to show your support and pay tribute to those who
have succumbed to this awful disease.
Gone but NEVER forgotten.