Monday, December 27, 2010

Raspberry and Mascarpone Fluff

Raspberry and mascarpone fluff / Marja-mascarponevaht

I know, I know - what am I thinking about posting a recipe for summer fruit dessert in the middle of the Christmas season?? You see, I craved a fruity dessert the other day, and came across this recipe for a blackberry fluff in the October 2006 issue of the British food magazine Olive. Unfortunately, neither one of the two nearby grocery stores had frozen blackberries that day, so I had to settle for frozen Estonian raspberries instead. Not a bad choice, I think - they're still tart and sweet at the same time, plus I love the colour.

Note that the dessert has much more character when it's been given a few hours' rest in the fridge - you can taste the mascarpone again then. I didn't bother to sieve the fruit pulp, but please do, if you think the small seeds will bother you.

Supereasy and rather nice.

Raspberry and Mascarpone Fluff
Serves six to eight

300 g frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp sugar
250 g mascarpone, at room temperature
200 ml whipping cream (35% fat content)
1 tsp vanilla sugar or extract

Heat the berries (keeping a few aside for decorating) gently with the sugar for a couple of minutes or until they give off juice. Whizz in a food processor until smooth, then push through a fine sieve, if you want to get rid of the seeds. Cool.
Beat the mascarpone with a spoon until it is softened, then fold in the berry purée and the vanilla extract. Loosely whip the cream and fold it in.
Spoon into small dessert bowls, decorate with extra berries. Place in the fridge for a few hours before serving.


Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,..must be so tasty & fab!

Lovely presented too!

Congrats on publishing your lovely book!
I love all of your great & apart recipes. They never fail me! Never!

Happy Holidays & thanks for commenting on my blog!!

Eva-Maria A. said...

Väga sobilik jõuluks, sattusin Lonndonist tagasi tulles lendu oodates suvalises naistekas ka imelisele talvisele maiusele - see on midagi marja vahukoorekoogi taolist - christmas trifle - amaretti küpsised, karamelliseeritud külmutatud marjad (panin vaarikaid ja mustikaid), mascarpone vahustatud vaniljekastmega ja peale vahukoort.Kogu minu magustat vihkav meespere sõi 3 portsu:)

ChichaJo said...

In season or no, this looks delicious! Happy holidays Pille! All the best in 2011!

Pille said...

Sophie - thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

Eva-Maria - no näed siis :) Tegelikult on nüüd ju võimalik kõiksugu hõrke marju sügavkülma panna, nii et see hooajalisus on natuke sassis niiehknii. Mul on ammu mingi trifle tegemine plaanis, äkki nüüd võtangi ette?

ChichaJo - thank you!!! Happy new year to you and your family, too!!!