2009 POM Wonderful Featured Blogger - Peter Krause
POM Pomegranate Mousse with White
Chocolate Mousse Layer
Pomegranates have a wide and varied history in mythology. Since pomegranates may be one of the first cultivated fruits, this shouldn’t be too surprising. Ancient Greeks believed that Aphrodite (the original Greek incarnation of the Roman goddess Venus) planted the first pomegranate, on Cyprus. The rest is history…or at least mythology.
February, of course, is the month of Saint Valentine’s Day — a different cultural viewpoint on the ever evolving courtship of the human race. For Valentine’s Day this year, I thought it would be fun to mix two favorites in the field of love: pomegranates and chocolate.
I made a layered double-mousse, one with white chocolate, and one with pure POM pomegranate juice. When blended, the recipe creates a nice white and pink contrast, in honor of the holiday.
The ingredient list for this is pretty simple…I’d almost say elegant. Mousse is one of my favorite desserts, precisely because it can be so simple, and yet rich and flavorful. Egg whites, whipped cream, and flavor base. Chill, and it’s magic.
3 egg whites, whipped to stiff
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
White Chocolate Mixture
4 oz sweetened real white
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
POM Pomegranate Mixture
1 cup POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
For techniques and methods, and a step-by-step pictorial, please visit FotoCuisine