Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cherry mousse

Till last week, we were drenched by the late season rain and wondered if we could see some sunlight for the long weekend. We had a perfect sunny weather. We planned one day near the seashore for my son.  He enjoyed building sand castle, picking up some shells, didn’t take bath, because the water was so cold. Well, it is always cold because of Pacific Ocean; you really need guts to bath in Bay beaches!  Not crowed probably fear of oil mess in Bay (LOL) but I had great time watching surfers!

Beach

A perfect day for surfing!


The next day, we planned for the Cherry picking farm with some friends.  A countryside visit, we packed our lunch, headed towards “U-pick Farms”, cherries are in peak season at Memorial Day weekend. It is turning more like tradition for us going to this farm every year at the same time. Trees are dam low, even a toddler can pick few cherries. Kids had fun picking and filling the bucket. We had our lunch under a shaded tree, ended up eating cherries straight from the tree for dessert. We paid for the fruits we picked and ended up with loads of lbs at home after sharing with friends.

Brentwood

Countryside- wind turbines in hilltops

Cherry


Cherry Farm


I prepared this light mousse with cherries, wished it is light in fat (LOL) but not! It is a perfect dessert for hot sunny day. Quick and easy dessert, if u have already a pitted cherries otherwise it is little messy.



Cherry mousse


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Ingredients:
Heavy whipping cream: ¾ cup (That is what I had after using for my butter chicken)-non UHT better.
Fresh cherry:  15 cherries (pitted)
Sugar: 2 to 3 tsp (depending ur cherry sweetness or tart)- the fruit I used was totally sweet.

Method:
Start whipping the cream with two tsp of sugar until soft peak is formed.
Puree the cherries in blender with sugar (according ur cherry tartness)
Now fold the cherry puree in the whipped cream.
Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

51 comments:

Usha said...

Wow the cherry mousse looks fabulous! Lovely color and pictures...

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make a similar mousse with strawberries. The pic really got me drooling! Glad that u had fun looking at all the surfing. Bay beaches are pretty!

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Cham..Long time no see...hws u.Nice pics..:)

Asha said...

Beach looks so good, you are very lucky. Somebody gave us bunch of Cherries the other day, we ate and ate and got tired of them! :D

Wish I had this recipe last week, looks creamy and delicious.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Hey Cham,

Wonderful pics yaar..simply superb...
Mousse looks so good feel like looting a cup from my screen..

Roopa said...

That mousse looks so refreshing in this hot weather Cham :) Lovely pics too :) I have not heard of cherry picking...the cherries looks so fresh and the photo makes it look like it wud fall off anytime :)

Sonia said...

O Cham! lovely pics. Looking at your pics, I'm sure you had a gr8 weekend. And...MY!! Cherry mousse looks sober and beautiful!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome mousse... I am ready for some...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wowie, mousse recipe without egg, I love it! Looks mouthwatering :)

aquadaze said...

Just when I was wondering where you had disappeared! Good to see you :)

I love that picture of the cherries, it is lovely!
Your mousse has a delicate pink colour that I just love; somethings like mousse are not quite as good if they are low fat!

Divya Kudua said...

I wish I could have that whole bowl for myself..its blazing hot in Chennai and this would have been such a sweet nirvana...))

PJ said...

weather has sure been on a roller-coaster but looks like you guys had a great weekend! i should try cherry-picking sometimes.. nice recipe and perfect for the cherry season.

PS said...

cherry mousse is totally new to me. very simple to make, yet looks delicious..

jayasree said...

The eggless mousse looks fabulous.. Great clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Blog world id flodding with cherry recipes n am so tempted by it...Looks creamy and yum!

Nandini said...

Cool mousse! Very lovely! Beautiful pictures!

Priti said...

Nice pics...and yummy mousse...

bindiya said...

the pics are simply superb Cham, lovely mousse!

Chitra said...

Looks coooooooooollllll and creamy...nice clicks :)

Happy Cook said...

Looks like you all had a great day, here we have a cherry farm but ppl are not allowd to pick themself :-( Beautiful cherry mousse looks my knid of dessert ;-)

lata raja said...

Look at the list of ingredients!!! Am I not tempted? That is one awesome dessert.

Priya said...

Mousse without eggs, sounds very interesting..never had this cherry mousse, time to make out..

rekhas kitchen said...

Woow fantastic pic. and mousse looks so tempting Cham mouth watering here

Rachana Kothari said...

The temperature here in Munich has really gone down and is practically No Summer...
Cherry picking is so fun... lovely recipe :-) I loved the Cherry pic :-)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Cherry picking is always fun, I end up eating half of it by the time we reach home :) Mousse looks perfect:) Very nice pics Cham...

Panchpakwan said...

Mousse look so yummy..Lovely presentation.

Shriya said...

wow looks tooo good. Such an awesome and delicious looking dessert. I am looking fwd to the cherry picking this summer.

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srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & creamy..

Divya Vikram said...

I have always wanted to go cherry picking :) Pretty looking dessert :)

suma said...

Fab dessert here, looks gorgeous!!

Yasmeen said...

A sure charming mousse,cham :D.I love the sights and sounds of beaches :D

Bong Mom said...

We went strawberry picking last week, cherries are not in yet.

Mousse looks gorgeous

SathyaSridhar said...

hmm,,nice cherry mousse dear makes me mouthwatering i like cherries very much after bought from the shop i cant wait to taste it dear..

Aparna said...

Never seen a cherry mousse before, and its sounding very attractive. Cherry season's just underway here.

M D said...

I am sweating here in heat and I really want to grab this mousse to cool down a little! Really good!

Parita said...

Cherry mousse is so simple and delicious..plus its eggless too, thanks for sharing!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks yumm!!!

LG said...

Delicious looking mouse..cherry on top looks yummm

Dershana said...

fabulous picture, cham.

Padhu said...

Cherry mousse looks awesome and nice pictures!!

Cynthia said...

Last summer when I was in the US, I really had a great time eat and making so many cherry things! So jealous. But never mind, I am thoroughly enjoying the mango season here. :)

Miri said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely pics Cham and that mousse looks absolutely light and airy!

SS blogs here said...

Oh that looks so good!!! Cheery picking must have been fun! :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Nice picture. Remember having this cream in black forest cake. So mouthwatering....

Suma Rajesh said...

looks like u had a nice evening cham..cherry looks soo fresh and the dessert is just outstanding...perfect click i must say :)

Soma said...

That is one beautiful looking mousse and I love the flavor of cherry. can't wait to see more here and then I have to make a mousse with them.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks absolutely delicious, yum yum.

Curry Leaf said...

WOW,I must get some cherries. Fresh cherries here are rarity.Loved to know about your trip and the mousse is excellent thgh a bit rich as you had said.But sometimes we feel like indulging,so its ok :P

sowmya's creative saga said...

yummy...so pretty

Pravs said...

love to eat just cherries.Mousse looks tempting.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hey Cham...
nice outing..visting your blog after a long time...here's it is freezing winter and the FIFA cup is driving everybody crazy..i too wish i could pick up some frsh cherries and make some mousse..great piece.