James's jaunt around Britain: Raspberry mousse with macaroons

James's jaunt around Britain: Raspberry mousse with macaroons

James's jaunt around Britain: Raspberry mousse with macaroonsBy James Martin For Weekend Published: 22:30 GMT, 1 February 2019

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James’s jaunt around Britain: Raspberry mousse with macaroons

James Martin For Weekend

James Martin tasted the most mouthwatering local produce in every corner of the UK for his new TV series and book – and here you can try his recipes yourself   

Could there be a more elegant pud than this one? We don't think so, and it really is a doddle to make  

Could there be a more elegant pud than this one? We don't think so, and it really is a doddle to make  

Could there be a more elegant pud than this one? We don’t think so, and it really is a doddle to make  

This mousse, topped with beautiful macaroons, is perfect for a special occasion. 

We grabbed our macaroons from Miss Macaroon in Birmingham but don’t worry, she (aka Rosie Ginday, ex-team member of Glynn Purnell’s Michelin-starred restaurant) has an online shop. 

It’s the only macaroon shop in the world where your macaroons can be Pantone-matched to any colour you wish.

Serves 10

  • 600g (1lb 5oz) full-fat cream cheese
  • 500ml (18fl oz) double cream
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 300ml (½pt) full-fat crème fraîche
  • 400g (14oz) raspberries
  • 36 x 4cm macaroons

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and double cream until the cream is mixed in well. 

Add the lemon juice, then the full-fat crème fraîche, and continue to whisk the mixture until it just thickens. 

Add the raspberries and gently stir them in so that they create a really nice ripple effect through the mixture. 

Place a 24cm mousse ring (or use the ring from a springform cake tin) on a cake stand and spoon the mixture into the ring. 

Use a palette knife to level off the top, then chill for up to 1 hour. 

Use a kitchen blowtorch on a medium heat to heat the outside of the ring and loosen the mousse (if you don’t have a blowtorch, see tip across the bottom of the page) and then carefully lift off the ring. 

Arrange the macaroons evenly over the mousse to cover the top as much as possible. 

Slice into portions to serve.

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