Enjoy figs with this delicious fig mousse recipe, ideal for preparing foam with the fruit par excellence of autumn, nutritious and very creamy.
If I asked you about a food, better said about a fruit, which stands out precisely for being tremendously characteristic of autumn, which would you answer? The persimmon? The orange? Or maybe figs? The truth is that figs always come hand in hand with this beautiful time of year, and it is common to find them in the fig trees -and then in the markets and greengrocers- from the end of September.
As you surely know, they are characterized by a violet or purple color, with soft flesh and a somewhat rough texture, and a delicate sweet flavor that combines perfectly with other salty or less sweet foods that are just as delicious, such as this is the case of yogurt, cheese or gofio (the popular wheat or millet flour typical of the Canary Islands).
As far as its nutritional contribution is concerned, the truth is that it is an excellent food when it comes to reducing the symptoms of autumnal asthenia, since it is extremely rich in B vitamins, essential for the proper functioning of our system. nervous. In addition, its richness in sugars helps us to enjoy the energy we need during this time of year, when it is more common to feel apathetic, depressed and weak.
It is a delicious fruit that we can consume alone or use it to prepare wonderful recipes. An example is the case of fig jam, ideal to accompany with bread or cheese. Or we could also mention the traditional fig bread, a dessert that is as energetic as it is nutritious. It can even become a wonderful folk remedy to fight constipation: figs with milk.
Fig mousse recipe
The mousse is a dessert of French origin that is made with whipped egg white or with whipped cream, two elements that give it its characteristic spongy consistency and its texture with tiny bubbles, hence it is also known as the foam name.
If you like mousses and also figs, we suggest the ideal recipe to enjoy this fall: an exquisite fig mousse, very easy to make at home.
- 8 fresh ripe figs
- 2 egg whites
- 2 sheets of gelatin
- 200 ml. of cream (to mount)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- Cold water (for the gelatin sheets)
Preparation of the fig mousse:
First, fill a bowl or bowl with cold water and soak the gelatin sheets until they have softened (5 or 10 minutes will be enough). While put in a saucepan 30 ml. of cream and heat it over the fire (or in the microwave). Then add the softened gelatin sheets and mix to melt.
Wash the figs well and peel them, removing their skin. Crush the meat of the chopped figs with a blender. In a large bowl, whip the rest of the cream with half the sugar. Now, in another large bowl or bowl, separate the yolks from the whites and whip the latter until stiff, adding the rest of the sugar.
Mix the minced meat of the figs with the melted gelatin. Add the whipped egg whites and stir carefully. Add the whipped cream and beat very gently so that the ingredients are mixed.
Pour the mousse into glasses and reserve in the fridge so that the dessert takes shape. Ready! If you wish, you can decorate with slices of fresh figs.