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Lovely Lemon Mousse

31 Jan

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This is a personal fave of mine, I make it all the time, quick, easy, refreshing and delicious. I make it all the time, but I can never find the recipe (I’ve just had to call my mum for the hundredth time to ask for it). I have now written it down, but I thought I would pop it here as well as much for me, the next time I want to make it, as for you!

I don’t think mousses should be made with gelatine (I am not a fan of jelly… never have been) and you shouldn’t need it and most importantly it means that veggies are missing out on this deliciousness.

I made this for our first supper club so this is well overdue!

This is embarrassingly easy (which is why I make it so often!):

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 284ml double cream (you could use soya cream if you are dairy free too)
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 2 egg whites

Method

  • Add the cream, lemon zest and sugar to a large bowl
  • Whisk until thick
  • Add the juice of the lemon and whisk until the mixture thickens further
  • Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks
  • Fold the egg whites into the mixture careful not to knock all of the air
  • pop into glasses or ramikins, chill and serve

 

 

 

The Mothership’s Lemon Cake with JM’s Lemon Curd

28 Sep

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Continuing today’s productivity, and using JM’s delicious lemon curd I am now onto the Mothership’s Lemon Cake! I was about the claim that the recipe is dairy-free, however having just watched JM making the lemon curd, I see that it contains butter, so it IS gluten-free but not dairy-free though I did use dairy-free spread, so the amount of dairy in the cake is minimal.

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Mum made this for me for my brother’s birthday, so I know it is a good gluten free cake to make, I think because it is so moist due to the lemon curd there is┬áless of a risk of it all drying out, as some gluten-free cakes do.

This is another very easy cake to bake, an all-in-one recipe (you may have started to notice these are my speciality… I am not a fan of overcomplicating things, or washing up!). I think it’s probably the first cake I ever made, and it is oh, so tasty!

Ingredients

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7.5oz x gluten free self raising flour

51/4oz x caster sugar

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

4 x medium eggs

6oz dairy free margarine

4 tbsp lemon curd

grated rind of one lemon

Topping

juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp caster sugar

Method

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  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C
  • Add all of the cake ingredients to a bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients together until a smooth batter forms – make sure you beat in a lot of air
  • Pour mixture into one or two greased and lined cake tins
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees for 40 minutes
  • Once removed from the oven, mix the sugar and lemon juice together and pour over the top of the cake.
  • Wait until the cake has cooled before removing from the tin.

It’s great with a cup of Earl Grey tea!

 

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