Strawberry Triple

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Strawberry Triple

While Eaton Mess or good old stock-standard strawberries and cream are good for no-brainer take-along desserts, I wanted something a little more thoughtful for my niece Zeenat’s 3rd birthday party.

I call this the Strawberry Triple, as it’s exactly that; three layers of strawberried variation.

First layer:
Prepare a packet of strawberry jelly and pour into a large serving bowl/individual serving bowls. Put aside to set.

 

Second layer:
Macerate 700g of thickly chopped strawberries in a little vanilla sugar. Spoon over set jelly.

 

Third layer:
In a heavy based pot, warm 500ml of cream. Pop 25 pink marshmallows into the pot; a few at a time, waiting for them to melt before further additions. Stir in 250g of  thinly chopped and macerated strawberries. Flavour the mixture with one teaspoon of strawberry essence and one teaspoon of cardamom (I overkill this combo sometimes but I also can’t get enough of it). To achieve a warm pink colour, add a drop of red food colouring. Allow the mousse to cool for about five minutes before pouring over the second strawberry layer.

 

Set the dessert overnight.

 

Strawberry Triple

12 Responses
  • Salma
    October 11, 2011

    I love the versatility of this dessert. Pineapple. Mango. Looks so good!

    Methinks a shallow dish to scoop all three layers/textures at one-go when indulging? 🙂

    Yum!

    • saaleha
      October 11, 2011

      Definitely! I like the idea of your mango mousse. A clear shallow dish would’ve been perfect, as well as single-serving bowls. I need to go shopping! 😉

  • R
    October 11, 2011

    Salaams Saaleha, this sounds YUMMMY! Will be sure to try it.

    Do you think a packet of rasberry jelly could work instead of the strawberry jelly?

    • saaleha
      October 11, 2011

      Thank you:) Yes, I think any flavour jelly would work as long as the fruits you’re using are complementary.

  • R
    October 11, 2011

    🙂 Cool! PS one last thing is the 500ml of cream – fresh cream? If I omit the strawberry essence and cardamom, would it be a train smash?

    Will let you know how it comes out

    • saaleha
      October 11, 2011

      Yep, I used the whipping cream from Woolworths. General fresh cream would work as well. You could get by leaving out the strawberry and cardamom, you could add vanilla essence if you want and use white marshmallows instead.

  • R
    October 11, 2011

    Brilliant 😉 Now I cannot wait to try this out! Yummylicious!

  • Nafisa
    October 12, 2011

    Just saw this now.. wow! I bet I could eat that whole thing 😛

    • saaleha
      October 12, 2011

      You probably could, though not out of greed, but because it’s a light sort of dessert 😉

  • R
    October 13, 2011

    Slms Saaleha, I made this 🙂 have not yet tasted it…only thing I should have done was waited until the mousse cooled completely.

    • saaleha
      October 18, 2011

      How did it turn out then? I used a similar method with the marshmallows to make a layered choc and vanilla mousse over the weekend.

  • R
    October 19, 2011

    It was divine, I tried a different variation for a choc mousse. Everyone like it 🙂 Jazakallah for sharing this!

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