14 October 2010
Lemon Dream - Dessert in a Jiffy!
My friend Andrew was coming for dinner and I needed a quick and easy dessert. I was making lasagne for our main course with steamed vegetables and you know how much time and effort goes into making lasagne from scratch, don't you? I make my filling with bolognaise, so there is the bolognaise to make, then the bechamel sauce etc etc etc..... Then there was Cooper's dinner to make, so this dessert proved to be just the thing and we all loved it.
It was creamy and tart and then there was the slightly salty sweet crunch of the biscuit crumbs. Mmmmmmmmm, I could have eaten all four! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I do so love lemon desserts.
4 digestive biscuits or graham crackers
1 ¼ cups whipping or double cream
¼ cup caster sugar
¼ cup white wine
zest of a whole lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
extra cream to pipe on top
cocoa powder for dusting
Crush the biscuits in a bag, using a rolling pin.
Whip the cream and sugar together until it forms soft peaks. Stir in the wine, the lemon zest and the lemon juice.
Spoon a little of the mousse into 4 small dessert bowls or glasses.
Sprinkle a layer of biscuit on top of the mousse and then top with the rest of the mousse. You can divide this into as many layers as you like.
Pop into the fridge until you are ready to serve them, then pipe or squirt cream on top of the mousse. I had some fresh squirty cream in the fridge, so I used that.
Finish off with a dusting of cocoa powder.
Little owl would like to remind you about my giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post and become a follower of Tinned Tomatoes before the 29th October 2010. The winner can choose 1 lb of coffee or 1 lb of herbal tea blend or 1 silk scarf as a prize.