Friday, August 29, 2008

Fig, White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Iced Mousse

This week went by really fast! I don't know if I'll be able to eat more figs in the next days, but I'm glad I still have room for this wonderful dessert!

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!!!

41 comments:

Katrina said...

That DOES look good, especially that last picture with the big spoonful! I've seriously gotta just find me a fig to try as I've never tasted them.
Oh, and I've got a 10 year old I'll let you have, not sure I can give up Sam! ;)

Kevin said...

This sounds like a great combo of flavours!

Abeer said...

All Hail the Fig Queen! All hail the fig queen!

The Stressed Baker said...

Wow that combo definetly took me by surprise but it looks delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, that recipe is the PERFECT way to end fig week - yum!

Prudy said...

Oh, that's a great finale to a fabulous week. I've never made an iced mousse before. I have everything I need to make yours....except figs! I'll have to go to the farmer's market tomorrow.

Dawn said...

Now that's a creative combo! I love it.

alexandra's kitchen said...

so elegant! this is making my mouth water. what a great late summer dessert.

Reeni said...

I love it, all of my favorite flavors in one. You did an awesome job this week and I'm still so jealous of your fresh, free figs!! I am even more determined to find some if I have to drive all over NY or go to another state to get them!

Jenny said...

Oh no you didn't! This looks like heaven and I am trying to eat good for the next couple weeks! You are making it difficult girl!

Jo. said...

Ohhh it must be delicious. It looks so incredibly tasty :-)

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

That sounds and looks incredible!

Bridgett said...

I love how vibrant the slice of fig is! I could definitely enjoy this duo of flavors.

A_and_N said...

Fiiiiiiiiiigs :) Looks good!

Tanya said...

Beautiful recipes, Rita! All of them were amazing. You should do more weeks like this.

Ivy said...

WOW! very impressive. I love mousse but i feel is a pain to make-and this delight you have created is definitely inspiring!

I gotta make some mousse! yum!!! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so pretty! I love it.

Liz said...

This looks fantastic. I am OBSESSED with figs--bought a package of like 30 recently, and ended up eating almost all of them myself. I'd feel guilty but they were soooo good.

Gloria (Canela) said...

I love figs always!!! I may buy 1 kg. and eat all!! and this recipe is really soooo beauty an tasty, Clumbsy solamente tengo que esperar que salgan los higos que creo que serà pronto, que rico!!!!Me encantò esta receta! xxxGloria

Gloria (Canela) said...

Clumbsy, me faltaban dos recetas que no habìa visto, espectaculares, la tarta (deliciosa) y la mermelada te quedò fantàstica cuando hago mermeladas la comen como postre, quiero que lleguen los higos!!!!!!
Todo es yummmy!!!!! Gloria

Adam said...

You were right, you saved the best for last. I was thinking ice cream, and iced mousse even looks better. I haven't had white chocolate in forever... cookie you sure know how to change a man :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like the mousse! After tomorrow we'll all be fig-free!

Pearlsofeast said...

Nice to see the figgy recipes,they are so good.I was clueless about the fruit at times.love to try ur Jam and sandwiched choclate.

RecipeGirl said...

figs + pb????? I would never have thought to put the two together. You're a genius. I've enjoyed your fig week :)

Lisa said...

Do these recipes get better every day?Or is it just a FIGment of my imagination?

hot garlic said...

I keep seeing you everywhere Clumsy! I finally had to come and take a bite today. What a great blog! This mouse looks incredible, as do all of your fig creations I took a quick peek at. I've got to get back to that page and drool some more! Cheers!

chefectomy said...

CC - I really love the innovation here. It's always such a challenge to race to figure out a recipe or idea in a short food season - really well done and beautiful photos.

noble pig said...

Yeah, I think this was my favorite, the presentation is beautiful.

Emiline said...

Mmm, figs and white chocolate sounds great! I'm way jealous of your figs.

Dee said...

Brilliant combination! And it actually sounds very do-able :) So what's next?

linda said...

I love it...without the fig that is ;) Should be great with other fruit...yum!

Cakebrain said...

I love mousse! what a cool way to combine all the flavours!

Jaime said...

wow, that is so beautiful!

Leslie said...

yes...everyoe does seem to be Figged OUT!!! But this does look yummy!!!

Kristen said...

This is so impressive! I love anything White Chocolate!

Mobula said...

El mejor remate para la semana d los higos.... Tiene una pinta deliciosa!!!

Ana

Aggie said...

Oh my...I would LOVE to get my hands on this. What a great week of recipes!! I wish my fig tree grew some figs this year...: (

morgana said...

Pero ¿cómo puedes ser tan creativa? No salgo de mi asombro, de verdad. Seguro que si en vez de "la semana del higo" te dejan un mes, eres capaz de sacar una receta nueva cada día.

¡¡¡ Eres genialo !!!

Lore said...

Yes, I want it! I think this one is my favourite, you definitely saved the best for last! YUMMMM!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Oh my! This looks great! I would've never thought of this combo, but it sounds so tasty!

Suzana said...

Mmmm... eu que nem morro de amores por chocolate fiquei com água na boca só de pensar nesta mousse.