Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mousse Glacee a l'Orange et au Miel / Honey and Orange Frozen Mousse

It is funny for a person who doesn’t like honey to make this kind of dessert. My parents have always been singing the praises of honey to make me eat it, but without success. I just couldn’t stand the smell, the texture, the taste and the sweetness of it. Even now, I can’t eat honey. But honey in a dessert, that's a different story. Especially if it’s in a mousse, a frozen mousse.
I found this recipe about a week ago in a Spanish cookbook while browsing the bookstore. If you are the author of this recipe and you are visiting my blog, I apologize if I didn’t mention your name. I just don’t remember the title of your cookbook. So don’t sue me, please!
Spain specializes in single-flower honey. Valencia is famous for rosemary, azahar (citrus blossoms) and thyme honeys. Lavender and thyme honeys are produced in the hills of Cordoba. Honey is traditionally served with fruit juice, or with almonds or figs, but also with unusual savory foods such as Bacalao (dried fish) and Sobrasada sausage.
When I saw this honey and orange frozen mousse, I knew this would be my entry for the HHDD #11 hosted by the talented and sweet Helen from Tartelette.
I used wild flowers honey for this mousse but any good honey would do.

Honey and orange iced mousse:

- 1 large egg + 3 egg yolks
- 2 tsp orange zest
- ½ cup wild flowers honey
- 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

Beat the eggs with the honey and the orange zest until fluffy and well incorporated. Beat the heavy cream to a soft peak. Fold gently the cream into the mixture with a rubber spatula. Freeze for 8 h in ramequins lined with plastic wrap. The mousse will never freeze completely, even if you let it for days in the freezer. Serve with orange rinds on top.

In francais please:
- 1 oeuf entier et 3 jaunes d’oeufs
- 2 c.c de zests d’orange
- 125ml de miel
- 280ml de crème liquide

Battre les oeufs avec le miel et le zest d’orange jusqu’a ce que le mélange devienne pale et leger. Battre la crème liquide en crème chantilly pas trop ferme et l’incorporer doucement a l’aide d’une spatule. Congeler pendant 8 h dans des ramequins tapisses de film plastic. La mousse ne se congelera pas completement meme si vous la laisser pendant des jours dans le congelateur. Elle restera onctueuse a l’interieur. Servir avec des pelures d’oranges confites au-dessus.


Lisa Johnson said...

This looks wonderful!

Claude-Olivier Marti said...

Et bien rien que ca...c'est très joli, ta présentation est parfaite ! J'aime bcp

Bonne journée

LILIBOX said...

cette photo est inhumaine !
Trop tentante

Anonymous said...

Wou !!! it's so pretty

Lis said...

That looks incredibly wonderful, Rose! All these mousse recipes are making me wish I could stick my head through the monitor to taste! =)

Helene said...

Rose: c'est trop tentant tout ca!
S'il te reste du miel, je viens le manger chez toi avec une mousse en dessert! La photo est superbe et la recette delicieuse!

Anonymous said...

ca a l'air si frais, si fondant, le dessert idéal après un bon repas copieux ;)

Anonymous said...

cette mousse est un vrai rayon de soleil;apres le chou fleur;voila que le miel trouve sa place dans ton palais!! tu muris ou alors ton amour pour l art culinair te fait apprecier certains aliments ;c est une bonne chose:a d autres agreables surprises.

Anonymous said...

Rose... your mousse looks lovely, but then i love honey. I grew up in North Dakota where all of the honey was sweet clover. I have seven or eight containers in my freezer from the last time i was there. I have never mixed orange with honey before, but your post has convinced me to experiment with it a bit....

merci beaucoup pour l'idee....

Brilynn said...

I love honey so that looks just wonderful to me!

Patricia Scarpin said...

This sounds terrific, Rose - a few ingredients that result in something so beautiful!

My mother had this thing for honey, too. If anybody in the house sneezed, she would "feed" them with a mix of honey and lime juice. ;)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This mousse looks delightful--sunny and cheerful!

Anonymous said...

I love the color~ It must taste as good as it looks!

Warda said...

- Thank you very much Anali
- Claude-olivier, Lili et Pom d'api, merci beaucoup pour votre message.
- Thanks Lis.You can try, it might work.
- Merci beaucoup Helene, C'est quand tu veux.
- Merci beaucoup Lilo pour ton gentil comentaire
- Tu as absolument raison Mima, ca doit etre les deux.Comme on dit:"mieux vaut tard que jamais"
- Thanks Kate for your nice words. I am sure you will like the combination once you try it. Let me know how it goes.
- Thank you Brilynn
- Thanks Patricia. I guess every mother has its own use of honey. My mother uses it for sore throt.
- Thanks Susan, I am glad you like it.
- Thank you Sandi. Actually, it does taste very good.

Anonymous said...

Your HHDD is absolutely beautiful!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful entry Rose. Thanks for joining HHDD.

Anonymous said...

J'ai vu ton "entry" sur le HHDD, et je trouve cette mousse parfaite ! Bravo !

Unknown said...

That's really a beautiful look!!

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Rose, it is amazing what you can create with just a few ingredients. Just perfect!

Cheryl said...

This looks so mouth watering. Great job.

Katie B. said...

Beautiful photos! I can't wait to try this!

Warda said...

- Thank you very much Shawnda
- Thanks Barbara. You dark chocolate mouuse looks lovely in your coffe mugs.
- Merci beaucoup foodie froggy. La tienne est aussi tres appaitissante et tres originale.
- Thank you very much Arfi. I am glad this mousse has such a succes.
- It was so quick and so easy to make meeta. You should try it.
- Thank you very much Cheryl.Your layers of mousse look divine.
- Thanks Katie b. Can I have a bite of your lovely mousse?

Dolores said...

Honey and orange -- what a wonderful combination. And a lovely end to a summer barbeque with friends.

Warda said...

Barbecue with friends!! I know everybody woul love to have this kind of dessert.

Anonymous said...

you're right neither I like honey, but in desserts (and cakes too)sometimes is wonderful. I surely try your, oops, sorry, the spanish writer's recipe 'cause it's very appertizing! bye bye

Di Beach said...

I am thrilled to have found your beautiful blog! I was searching for a simple but delicious orange mousse to add to my repertoire for my hotel here in the mountains of Andalucia. My food tries to reflect the culture that was here - Jewish, Arabic as well as Christian and I am always searching for new inspiration. I shall come back again and again to your blog. Thank you so much.