When I started my business I tried zillions of different strawberry mousse fillings, most very delicious too. However, when you cut the cake it all falls a part into a big mess. So as usual I've been experimenting. Now I've settled with this recipe that I love and have had good reviews.
This recipe should be enough to fill two layers of a 9" cake.
1 cup whole Milk
1 cup fresh Cream
2 tbsp of corn flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp granulated Sugar (or more to taste)
2 tsp vanilla or strawberry extract
1 cup strawberries purred.
1/2 tbsp gelatin
1/2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- Mix the corn flour, sugar, salt in a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of the milk. set aside.
- In a non-stick saucepan, place the balance milk and cream on medium heat.
- Bring the mixture to almost boiling point but do not boil.
- Mix the corn flour mixture once again and slowly pour the milk mixture into the cornflour mixture, slowly so the milk won't curdle.
- Now pour the mixture back in to the pan and stir constantly on low flame for about 3 to 4 minutes.
If your take a spoon of custard out run your finger thru the back of the spoon, if it leaves a definite line. Its done.
- Take it off the fire, stir in the vanilla and immediately transfer to a heat proof bowl and wrap with cling wrap. Wrap not only the bowl but the surface of the custard to avoid any skin from forming.
- Mix the 1/2 tbsp of gelatin in 4 tbsp of water and set aside for 2 minutes. Once it blooms heat in the microwave for about 20 secs until it is dissolved.
- Once dissolved add the gelatin to your strawberry puree and stir well.
- Add the strawberry puree into the custard mixture.
- Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours to chill completely.
- Place the custard mixture in your electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Whisk on high for about 2 to 3 minutes. You will see the mixture will become light and fluffy because of the cream it contains.
- Leave it in the fridge for a couple hours to set before you use it.
- Now its ready to use on your cake as a filling. The gelatine is not too much but it helps set the mousse.
- When filling a cake with soft filling such as jam or mousse always use a dam of buttercream to help keep it within the layers.
Until next time.
Happy cake decorating.
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