Whitecurrants

My mother came to visit yesterday and bought with her the most magnificent whitecurrants and redcurrants from her garden. The whitecurrants look like baby lychees or little eyes glistening in the sunlight. I am going to make this fool tonight for pudding from a Gordon Ramsay recipe.

This quick and easy mousse makes the most of luscious berries and cherries and is loaded with vitamin C, making it a healthy dessert for children. You can use whatever fruits are in season, varying the amount of sugar accordingly.

250g redcurrants, plus 4 sprigs to garnish
250g whitecurrants
250g ripe black cherries, pitted
4 tbsp icing sugar
200ml double cream
Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
200ml Greek yoghurt
4 sprigs of basil

Wash and strip the redcurrants and whitecurrants from their stalks. Cut the cherries into quarters. Place two-thirds of the fruit and two tablespoons of the sugar into a blender or food processor and whiz to a purée. If you wish, push the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. 
Whisk the double cream, vanilla seeds and remaining sugar until stiff. Fold in the yoghurt, followed by the fruit purée. Finally, stir through the remaining fruit, being careful not to overmix, so as to retain a rippled effect. 
Spoon the mousse into 4 chilled glasses and garnish each with a spray of redcurrants and sprig of basil. Chill until ready to serve.
I am also linking up with Lisa over at the creative exchange, do check out other entries.

37 comments:

  1. Temtating in it's lovely color!
    have a great Monday!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe! These look gorgeous.

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  3. Delicious Justine. I love redcurrents, you can buy them in huge punnets at the moment - haven't seen many of the white variety around though.

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  4. Wow. I've never seen white currants before. They're little jewels.
    Beautiful.

    Thanks for the recipe. I shall save.

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  5. I don't know that I've had currants. I love your image however....the light in/on the berries is fantastic.
    Appreciate the thoughts for a theme on completing my 365. This 5 or 6 weeks is looming large with pockets of inspiration between days of "huh?" Hope you're doing well.

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  6. Your currants look luscious as the light reveals their semi-transparent form. Lovely! Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. What a beautiful photograph this is Justine! I love the wonderful tones in it. This recipe sounds wonderful, and as you said, good for you too.

    Thank you so much for sharing both today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day!

    lisa.

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  8. Oh, this sounds so decadently delicious! It's hard to find fresh currants around here. Your photo is wonderful!

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  9. I've never seen those before.... what a great shot!

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  10. Such a lovely photo - the clusters of whitecurrants and their strange opacity and colors make this an unusual and effective photo. I love it.

    I also rather love Gordon Ramsey - my most memorable dining experience was at his original London restaurant back when it was his one and only, and he was still heading up the kitchen. The mousse recipe sounds wonderful.

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  11. Beautiful shot (as usual)!
    Unfortunetely we don't have them here, I didn't know the whitecurrants, but I tried the red ones when I lived in London, this recipe sound delicious! :)

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  12. How fantastic, Justine! I love the photo - makes me want to grab into the screen to take some - and will definitely try this recipe! Such a great idea to post this!

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  13. Just BeAuTiFuL for the Creative Exchange!!

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  14. I remember currants from my childhood and visiting "The Upper Place," which was the homestead where my now-90-year-old mother spent her childhood. She tried to transplant the currant bush, but it didn't survive in the valley. Beautiful images of these berries, Justine.

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  15. I don't know much about currants, but your photo is phenomenal. Love the little "veins" running through each berry. :)

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  16. Wonderful photo and the recipe sounds like a refreshing summer dessert!

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  17. Love the color and transparency you captured!

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  18. Thank you for the recepie and the photo looks great.
    Hugs

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  19. How beautiful are they !!!! Like jewels or petite Christmas baubles, they are beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen whitecurrants before, certainly never tasted them, maybe they are not that common in Aus. Your pudding sounds delish. and that photo of your 'berry beads' is amazing. xx

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  20. Makes my mouth water just looking at the photo and reading the recipe!

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  21. That recipe sounds amazing!

    I have never heard of white currants before!!

    x Jasmine

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  22. Lovely photo, Justine. I never have any luck photographing food, but you make such a good job of it. That recipe sounds delicious, too!

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  23. Fantastic shot! Very beautiful!

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  24. I've never seen white currants before. They're exquisite!

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  25. I've never tried currents, but your shots look very enticing!

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  26. i have never seen currents but your photography them beautifully!!! Actually I am enjoying all of your posts!!

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  27. Your shot looks wonderful. I have also never seen currents. They look delightful.. And Yummy..

    Hugs, Linda

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  28. The transparency of these currants is so striking. I could not believe my eyes when I first looked at them and nowI keep going back and looking at them again. This is an awesome shot...you should get a blue ribbon for it. Genie

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  29. I've never seen currants before. How unique and a very nice shot.

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  30. Oh my gosh Justine! I have never seen those before...they look wonderful!

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  31. I adore the highlights on each lovely currant!

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