Sep 18, 2013

Orange And Gulab jamun Mousse

I am in a confusion about mousse and pudding for long time. IS they both are same or two different desserts?. After a long investigation now my doubt was cleared. these two desserts looks like same but making method is different, the taste also little different.
 Mousse is a half cooked(means we don't cook the egg white) creamy dessert. You can use gelatin or Agar agar in the place of eggs for this and stiffened with egg white or milk cream to give a light and fluffy texture. 

                                                     Pudding is usually made with milk, sugar and eggs or starch and it is fully cooked. It is little thicker then mousse in texture, This can be sweet or savory. Mousse is generally flavored with chocolate or fruit. When I was searching recipes for my fusion theme, I find a half packet of gulabjamun mix in my pantry, Thought of making some fusion with that pack. Finally landed in this so lets check the recipe
Cream   ----  200ml
Agar Agar   ----  50 gms
Milk   -----   100ml
Orange rind   --- from one orange
Orange essence  --- few drops
Sugar  ---  1 tab sp
Gulab jamun ---  10 small once or 4 big once
nuts (pistachio, almonds) ---- 1/4 cup finely chopped
1. Soak agar agar in 4 tab sp of cold milk for 20 minutes.
2. Boil the milk, bring to a full boil reduce the heat, add agar agar mixture mix well  bring to a full boil and remove from heat.
3. Set a side and keep stirring in between. Keep an eye on this when it starts thicken add cream and sugar.
4. Beat this agar agar and cream mixture with a electric beater  till it turn in to creamy.
5. Add orange rind, orange essence, beat for one second then add gulab jamun, chopped nuts and pour this mixture in to bowls.
6. keep this mousse bowls in the fridge for four to five hours to chill then serve.
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Srivalli said...

That's quite a fusion Padma..looks very tempting..

Unknown said...

OMG!!! that should have tasted awesome.. so tempting and delicious!!


Chef Mireille said...

you really are outdoing yourself this month with so many innovative recipes

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and comforting to look at dessert.

Priya Suresh said...

Very unique and incredible fusion, such an irresistible mousse.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

very very interesting, dear !!! shud taste great.

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Padmajha said...

What an innovative dessert Padma! Looks so good!

Rajani S said...

That looks so nice....

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Nice fusion. uisng agar agar in place of gelatine/eggs is wonderful.

Rani acharyulu said...

Nice innovatie desert,looks delicious.

cookingwithsapana said...

Very nice and innovative desert to surprise guests!

Harini R said...

That is a fantastic fusion Padma!

preeti garg said...

Who can say no to this irresistible and mouthwatering mousse

Pavani said...

Such a delicious and interesting dessert. yumm!!

Unknown said...

It would b more innovative ifwe use orange cell itself for setting pudding!! Use of orange segments also good idea! What u say?