Cardamom Dream Mousse
by Chef Raveena Oberoi’s
Read our Q&A with Raveena here.
- 265g couverture white chocolate
- 30g bloomed gelatin mass (see annex recipes)
200g heavy cream (for infusion)
- 200g whole milk (for infusion)
20 cardamom pods, broken 15g cardamom powder
- 60g egg yolk
- 500g heavy cream, whipped to soft peak (for folding)
- BLOOMED GELATIN:
- 10g powdered gelatin
- 60g cold water
1. INFUSION: Boil your cream and whole milk together with your broken cardamom pods and cardamom powder. Once this comes to a boil, pour all of the liquids into a container, let cool to room temp, and then cool and steep overnight in the fridge. The longer you steep, the better the flavor. I like allowing my infusion to steep for at least 36 hours.
2. ANGLAISE: Strain out 180g of infusion into a saucepan. Measure out your yolks in a separate bowl. Boil your infusion, and make an anglaise with the yolks.
- Pour some of the boiling liquid into the yolks; whisk vigorously until incorporated. Add this entirely back into the saucepan. Let thicken, until it can coat back of a spoon. (Be careful, you don’t want your eggs to curdle!) Take off of heat.
- Strain your hot anglaise over your white chocolate and gelatin; allow to sit for 30 seconds. With an immersion blender, or a whisk, stir and incorporate the mass. This is now your mousse base. Allow to cool to room temperature.
3. BLOOMED GELATIN: Put powdered gelatin into a bowl or container. Pour over cold water. Stir very minimally. Let it sit for 5-10 min, then it’s ready to use!
4.MOUSSE: Whip up your second measure of heavy cream to soft peaks. Fold your mousse base into the heavy cream gently, using soft, figure-8 motions, starting from the middle of the mousse and folding outward until completely incorporated.
- Present your mousse in dessert glasses, shot glasses, or – pipe the mousse into silicone dessert molds for awesome and impressive shapes!