Mascarpone Mousse With Pastry Strips

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour
  • 5 servings

Friends soon to be coming over to you for a dinner party? Prepare these yummy pastry strips for them to satisfy their sweet tooth. When making the dough add a touch of brandy. It’s good for the flavor and for the flakiness factor. Pair the crispy strips with a soft creamy mousse made with mascarpone and whipped cream.

Ingredients Needed for Mascarpone Mousse With Pastry Strips

For the dough:

1 cup flour
1 ounce melted butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons of brandy
lime zest
salt

For the mousse:

2 tablespoons of sugar
1 egg
1 yolk
7 ounces of mascarpone
1 cup whipped cream
powdered sugar for garnishing

How to Cook Mascarpone Mousse With Pastry Strips

For the dough:
  1. Add the flour on the work surface forming a little mound. Make a hole in the middle of it and add in there the melted butter.
  2. Add the eggs, sugar, and brandy. Season with lime zest and salt.
  3. Mix using your hands until you have a dough. Knead it for a while, then form it into a sphere.
  4. Wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
For the mousse:
  1. Add the sugar, egg, and yolk to a bowl. Mix until smooth using a hand mixer.
  2. Add the mascarpone. Mix it in using a spatula and then the hand mixer. Mix until even. Add the whipped cream and mix it in. Set aside.
Cooking the pastry strips:
  1. Dust some flour on the work surface. Flatten the dough using your hands and the rolling pin.
  2. Cut the dough into long strips, trim them so they are rectangular and equal, then cut them in half. We’re left with 20 dough strips.
  3. Fill a frying pan 1/2-inch with vegetable oil and heat it. Deep-fry the dough strips on both sides until golden brown and puffed.
  4. Sprinkle the strips with powdered sugar, transfer the mousse in glasses and serve.

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