Lemon mousse with crumble and blueberries

This year our two blueberry bushes, planted 3-4 years ago, finally produced a lot of blueberries and we had enough for several different treats. I made two sorts of blueberry cakes and we also ate them plain them as a healthy snack. And there was even enough blueberries to top these wonderful, tangy and refreshing lemon mousses with crunchy crumble. The crumble gives a nice crunchy contrast to the smooth mousse and the blueberries give a fresh finishing touch.

    50 gram butter
    50 gram flour
    50 gram sugar
    a pinch of salt

    Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles crumbs. Sprinkle on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in 200 degrees C until golden, stir a couple of times during baking. Leave to cool.

    Lemon mousse

    250 ml whipping cream
    2 eggs
    1 large organic lemon, zest and juice
    5 tbsp sugar
    4 gelatine leaves (or 2 tsp gelatine powder) + 2 tbsp water
    100 ml Kesella (quark) (can be omitted, sometimes I add it and sometimes not)

    Put the gelatine leaves into a small cup containing 2 tbsp water (or sprinkle gelatine powder into the water). In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with an electric beater until fluffy and light. In a second bowl beat egg yolks and sugar with an electric beater until fluffy and pale. In a third bowl, whip the cream.

    When the gelatine has soaked up the water, place the cup in a pan of simmering water (don’t boil) and stir until melted. Let cool slightly. Combine lemon zest and juice with the gelatine mixture. Then carefully add the whipped cream, egg yolks and sugar (and quark, if used). Finally gently fold the whipped egg whites into the mixture. Divide the mousse between 4-5 glasses or cups and chill until firm. Serve with crumbles and fresh bilberries or blueberries.

G trying to pick a blueberry.

3 Responses to “Lemon mousse with crumble and blueberries”

  1. Katarina
    October 19th, 2012 06:35

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Meeta
    October 19th, 2012 08:34

    A refreshing dessert like the crumble topping here! He’s growing so fast!

  3. Isabel
    October 24th, 2012 17:57


    I love blueberries, I love crumble, I love mousse, so your dessert is a piece of heaven for me ! :-)

    Also I loved to know your space, also IO have two cats that I adore !

    Have a nice day ! :-)

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