Avocado mousse in meringues
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Title: Avocado mousse in meringues
Categories: Dessert: pu, Mousse, E, Foreign: me
Yield: 6 Servings
4 Hass avocados; diced
2 tb Dry sherry
1 c Superfine sugar
1 c Heavy cream
6 Pink Meringue Shells;
Toasted pumpkin seeds;
-coarsely ground for
Blackberries for garnish;
MMMMM--------------------PINK MERINGUE SHELLS-------------------------
Unsalted butter; for
1 c Egg whites; 5-6 eggs
1 dr Liquid red food colouring
1 c Granulated sugar
2 c Confectioner's sugar
1. Press avocados through a sieve into a large bowl, using a rubber
spatula. Add sherry and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir to combine.
2. Whip heavy cream with remaining 1/2 cup sugar until soft peaks
form. Fold whipped cream into avocado mixture. Divide between
meringue shells. Top with one or more garnishes, if desired.
Pink Meringue Shells: (makes 8-10)
1. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment
paper, and lightly butter. Place egg whites in the bowl of electric
mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until soft
peaks begin to form. Add food coloring. Gradually add granulated
sugar, and beat until stiff, but not dry. Slowly add confectioners'
sugar, and fold in with a rubber spatula.
2. Transfer meringue mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a #6 large
star tip. Pipe the meringue into 3-inch round disks. Then pipe two
layers of meringue around the edges of each disk to form a shell.
Transfer to oven, and bake until dry, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove
from oven, and carefully separate the meringue shells from the
parchment paper, and cool on a wire rack.
NOTES : The attractive combinations of colors and textures makes this
a rather romantic dessert. In fact, the Aztecs considered the avocado
a sacred fruit possessing mystical romantic properties. Recipe
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