Liquorice, litchi

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Preparation info

  • Serves 8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

  • About

This was the dessert that the competitors had to pull off in one of the Masterchef SA episodes. As you can see, it’s not easy but bloody delicious and rewarding when you get it right.

Ingredients

Litchi mousse

  • 5 g gelatin leaves
  • ice water
  • 155 g Boiron litchi purée

Method

Hydrate the gelatin leaves in ice water. Heat half of the purée and dissolve the gelatin leaves, add the remaining purée and leave to set to a gel consistency. In a mixer, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, adding the castor sugar in parts to create a meringue. Then, using a different container and the same mixer, whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold the gel into the meringue in 2 parts. Fold th