This weekend I was able to pick another big bowl of strawberries from my allotment – this is exactly what I dreamt of being able to do when I built the raised bed and also planted 21 strawberry plants back in March.
To use some of them I decided to make a strawberry sauce and turn it into a strawberry mousse.
500g of fresh strawberries
5ml liquid stevia (equivalent to 50g sugar)
1/2 vanilia pod
3 leafs gelatine (4 if you prefer a panna cotta texture)
600ml (6dl) whipping cream
Wash the strawberries and put in a pan over a low heat. Scrape the seeds out of the vanilla pod and add to the strawberries. I also put in the pod and leave it in the pan while it is boiling – just remember to remove it before blending. Add the liquid stevia and leave to boil for about 15 minutes. Follow the instruction for the gelatine. When the strawberries are soft blitz the mixture with a stick blender. Put the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. Pour the sieved strawberries back into the pan to melt the gelatine. Take the pan off the heat and leave to cool. Add the sauce to the creme when it has cooled down but before it starts to set. Whisk the cream with the sauce until it is whipped.
Pour into ramekins, cover and leave to set in the fridge for 3-4 hours before serving.