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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.

Lemon Dream

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.

Serves 4

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  1. What a tasty looking and sounding dessert - such a bonus that it is quick to make too ;0)

  2. Fab dessert, it looks great. How cute is Cooper in the background! xx

  3. I can see that cooper wanted a taste.

    I am not a fan of lemon desserts but I might just be tempted to taste this because it looks so gorgeous

  4. yummy n easy to fix dessert.. love the pic..

  5. Did someone say lemon? I'm in. That looks beautiful.

  6. Perfect with a glass of Rose!! This sounds right up my street

  7. Hey Chele, It is one of my favourite desserts now. You don't feel stuffed after you have eaten it, just happy :)

    Thanks Akheela :)

    Thanks Brownieville Girl :)

    He was definitely after the dessert Lucie. I eventually capitulated and let him try some. He loved it :)

    You could try it with berries instead or perhaps orange Johanna :)

    Thanks Sangi :)

    You have the same tastes in desserts as me then TB :)

    Give it a go Beth, I know you would love it :)

  8. I love how simple and quick this dessert it. It looks and sounds wonderful.

  9. Simple desserts sometimes taste the best. This looks so delish!


  10. Sounds (and looks) wonderful! I'm filing this one away for the next time I need an easy dessert!

  11. I do like quick and easy desserts and this one sounds delicious.

  12. Love the elegant presentation - looks like you slaved over it for hours!

  13. Lemon anything is a favorite with me too, Jacqueline.
    This looks simple to make and delicious to eat. Perfect with your lasagna!

  14. an award for you

  15. I love lemon also! This looks so lovely and light :)

  16. Sometimes you need a more simple dessert to balance out the complicated dishes. And it's so light too. Perfect.


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