I may be the least romantic person on the planet. My husband isn’t much better and we decided a fair few years ago to not worry about exchanging valentine cards. So, despite roses and hearts being everywhere, I still managed to forget it was Valentine’s Day until I woke up yesterday and saw something on the news (don’t ask me what, I forget that too!).
Still, something must have been in the air because I decided to make a special tea for my husband and I last night including fizz and a rather romantic looking desert (if I do say so myself). I was rather proud of the finished pud and thought I would share it….
The following recipe makes 6:
200g full fat cream cheese
75g caster sugar
2 large egg yolks
200g raspberries (fresh or frozen – I have used both in the past and either work)
125ml double cream
6 tbsp. of good quality raspberry preserves
Once you have your ingredients together, you will need to:
1. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg yolks together until smooth
2. Heat the raspberries on a slow heat until they are broken down
3. Add the raspberries into the cream cheese mixture
4. Whip the cream until it has formed soft peaks and then mix into the cream cheese mixture
5. Pour into serving dishes (about the size of a teacup)
6. In total, the mousse will take 4 hours to set. After a couple of hours, however, you can add the topping (step 7)
7. Warm the raspberry preserve in a pan until runny. Pour over the mouse. Leave to set for at least 10 minutes.
The mousse can be served with shortcake biscuits.
p.s. This post is linking in with Weekend Cooking with Beth Fish Reads, a weekly anything related to food meme.
That looks so good and I love the heart dish! Easy, easy dessert for summer when there’s fresh fruit.
Thank you. Definitely easy and can use with any berry 😄
I love raspberry desserts. This looks yummy — and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Me too…anything raspberry in fact. My favourite berry I think. Emma
Thank you! Raspberry anything works for me 😄
We’re also quite good at ignoring Valentine’s Day. This year we did quite good for us. A movie on Wednesday (The Theory of Everything, which works as a romantic movie if you’re a couple of geeks), Cornish hen on the grill on Friday (it was going to be too cold for grilling on Saturday), and a new color printer on Valentine’s Day!
That’s a very pretty dessert for Valentine’s Day. If you hadn’t admitted otherwise, I would have thought you terribly romantic!
Really want to see the theory of everything- we watched something with lots of shooting this weekend, nowhere near as interesting! My husband would have loved to grill but a few months to go for us in the UK yet!
Good your husband and you are on the same page with the whole romance thing! My husband is far more romantically inclined than I am, so while I might be willing forget Valentine’s Day, he’d never agree to it! Special food is always a great way to celebrate any holiday, in my opinion!
I suppose the key is understanding and it not stressing you out. Plus romance can be nice … I’m just not very good at it. A meal, though, I can manage…mainly because I like eating 😄
Oh, well that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank you. I liked it 🙂
Oh this looks amazing and definitely my kind of dessert. Would I have to share 🙂 I love the idea of serving it with shortbread. Yum!
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