(NewsUSA) – When choosing a dessert for two, why not use a recipe that will keep your partner healthy as well as happy?
Raspberries, aside from providing romantic color, also contain antioxidants, substances that have been linked to protection against cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, raspberries rank in the top 10 antioxidant-high fruits and vegetables.
Raspberries delight the palate without expanding the waist. One cup of raspberries contains only 70 calories, yet provides 50 percent of the day’s requirement for vitamin C, 32 percent of fiber and 6 percent of folate and magnesium, not to mention potassium, calcium, niacin, B6, phosphorus and zinc. That one cup has only one gram of fat, no saturated or trans fat, no cholesterol and no sodium.
This recipe for Red Raspberry Mousse from the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission (www.Oregon-Berries.com) tastes decadent enough to please any sweetie:
Line four 6-ounce ramekins with rounds of wax paper or parchment paper. Cut four 10-inch-long strips of wax paper or parchment paper slightly higher than ramekin and line sides of ramekins overlapping ends.
Place raspberries in a food processor and process until smooth. Add lemon juice.
In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in raspberry mixture
In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle sugar over egg white and continue beating until sugar is dissolved. Fold into raspberry mixture.
Pour mixture into ramekins smoothing tops and freeze solid.
To remove the mousse from molds, dip each mold into hot water for five seconds, wipe dry and invert onto chilled plate, using paper to help pull each dessert from mold.
Spoon sauce around mousse on plate. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
Puree raspberries in food processor, then press through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Mix puree with remaining ingredients and chill until ready to serve.