Blackcurrant Mousse Tartlets

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    Makes: 8

    Recipe created for us by Martyna, The Wholesome Cook

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1¾ teaspoons powdered gelatine
    • 3 Tbsps boiling water
    • 2/3 cup Barker’s Squeezed NZ Blackcurrant fruit syrup
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1 cup (250ml) fresh or whipping cream
    • 3 Tbsps maple syrup, optional
    • 8 store-bought shortcrust tartlet shells (medium-sized, approx. 8cm diameter)
    • a few mint leaves or baby mint sprigs

    METHOD

    1. In a small bowl dissolve gelatine with boiling water. Add dissolved gelatine to the Squeezed NZ Blackcurrant fruit syrup, mix well and allow to stand in a cool place or in the fridge while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
    2. Place egg whites in a bowl and whip to stiff peaks. Place cream in a separate bowl and whip to stiff peaks. Add the whipped cream to the whipped egg whites, add maple syrup, if using and chilled blackcurrant and gelatine syrup mixture. Whisk to combine.
    3. Divide mousse between tartlets and place back in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
    4. Remove from the fridge and top each tartlet with a couple of mint leaves or a sprig of baby mint before serving.
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