From all the fig recipes I've been doing lately I'll have to say this is probably my favourite! Plain white chocolate mousse can be overly sweet, but now add the freshness of figs and the nutiness of peanut butter and you've got yourself something truly special!
FIG, WHITE CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER ICED MOUSSE (For 4)
- 120 gr (4.3 oz) white chocolate
- 50 gr (3.5 oz) cream
- 50 gr (3.5 oz) chilled cream
- 10 figs
- 2 tsp peanut butter (I've used crunchy)
Melt the chocolate with the 1st part of the cream and peanut butter. Mix well until you have a well blended cream without unmelted pieces of chocolate. Leave to cool. Whip the 2nd part of the cream, the one that's chilled. Carefully mix the whipped cream into the cold white chocolate ganache. Peel the figs and mashed them with a fork. Add the fig puree to the mousse and mix gently. Put into 4 cups or glasses and take to the freezer. It's better to eat after 2 hours in the freezer, but if you left it longer and it's too hard, leave it out for 10-15 m before eating.
For the fig lovers out there this will be the dessert for you, for the fig non-lovers or non-finders do it with other fruits, I'm thinking peaches, raspberries, blueberries, bananas... Anything really!
You know you want it!
This has been really a lot of fun! I think it's nice to have a bunch of recipes with the same ingredient all collected in one place. I might do it again in the future using other fruits or ingredients. Ideas anyone?
This week the Fig Gods must have been with me, because I found so many "figtastic" recipes, both using fresh and dried figs. Thanks everyone who sent me links! I'll be sharing all of them with you tomorrow, so come back for a serious overfigose!!!