Fluffy date mousse with orange salad

Recipe for a delightful date mousse with refreshing orange salad

Dates are delicious fruit and make a flavourful sweet filling for many pastries. Try serving them as a mousse and surprise your guests.

Time: 45 minutes

For 10 people

INGREDIENTS
(10 portions)

For the mousse:

500 g dates, dried

2.5 vanilla pod

750 ml Oldenburger Fullcream Milk, 3,5% fat

750 g Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream, 35% fat

2.5 pkg. gelatin, vegetarian

 

For the orange salad

5 organic oranges

5 stalks of mint

250 g dates, dried

2.5 tbsp honey

INSTRUCTIONS

A most surprising taste experience: date mousse and zesty orange salad

Preparation
Halve the vanilla pods lengthwise and scrape out the grains with a knife. Cut the dates into fine rings.
Wash the mint, shake dry and pluck the leaves. Rinse the oranges under hot water and pat dry. Peel one orange and cut the peel into thin strips. Peel both oranges completely so that the white skin is removed. Use a knife to cut between the membranes to segment the orange and release the fillets and squeeze the remaining juice out of the core.

The Dates
Chop dates and heat in a pot with vanilla grains, vanilla pod and 500 ml of Oldenburger Fullcream Milk. Put pot aside and let rest for about 20 minutes.

The Mousse
In the meantime, beat Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream until stiff. Prepare gelatin with the remaining Oldenburger Fullcream Milk according to package instructions. Remove vanilla pod from the date-milk mixture. Then puree the mixture. Mix the gelatin mixture and the date puree in a bowl. Carefully fold in the Oldenburger SHANI Whipping Cream and keep covered for about 1 hour.

The Final Touch
Cut the dates into fine rings and mix with orange fillets, orange peel strips, honey, mint and orange juice. Arrange mousse with orange salad.

TIPS FROM CHEF TO CHEF

Dip a spoon in warm water before scooping out the mousse to form the perfect mousse egg-shape.