Ricotta Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce

Ricotta Mousse with Salted Caramel Sauce

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
6

Ingredients




















Cooking Instructions

For mousse:


1

Spoon ricotta into food processor bowl; process until smooth. Set aside. Soften gelatin in 1 1/2 teaspoons cold water in small bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, beat heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form; refrigerate until ready to use. Toss candied citron, farro, lemon zest and spices in small bowl; set aside.


2

Whisk egg, egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar in top of a double boiler or bowl set over a saucepan containing 1 inch simmering water. Whisk until eggs are fluffy and warm and the whisk "leaves a trail," about 3 minutes. Remove insert or bowl from heat; whisk in softened gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Whisk in ricotta. Place insert or bowl in large bowl filled with ice water; whisk until mousse is cold and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream, turning occasionally, until the mousse sets enough to hold the farro mixture aloft, about 5 minutes. Fold in farro mixture. Spoon into shallow container or 6 glasses. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.


For caramel:


1

Pour 1 cup sugar in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Set over low heat. Cook without stirring until sugar pools amber on the edges of the saucepan, 5 to 7 minutes. Maintaining low heat, stir caramelized sugar with wooden spoon until sugar is completely melted and caramel is a rich warm amber throughout. Remove pan from heat. Add half the hot water; stir to incorporate. Add remaining water and stir. Add salt. Transfer caramel to heat-proof glass measuring cup (there should be 2/3 cup); cool to room temperature. When cool, the caramel should be viscous but still liquid. If too thick, thin with a few drops of water.


2

Drizzle scant 2 tablespoons caramel onto center of 6 dessert plates. Using a hot spoon, scoop 2 quenelles (rounded spoonfuls) of mousse onto each plate. Sprinkle with pistachios. For glasses, drizzle caramel over each portion and sprinkle with pistachios.


*Farro is an ancient Italian grain and sometimes used similarly to rice.


Ingredients




















Cooking Instructions

For mousse:


1

Spoon ricotta into food processor bowl; process until smooth. Set aside. Soften gelatin in 1 1/2 teaspoons cold water in small bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, beat heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form; refrigerate until ready to use. Toss candied citron, farro, lemon zest and spices in small bowl; set aside.


2

Whisk egg, egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar in top of a double boiler or bowl set over a saucepan containing 1 inch simmering water. Whisk until eggs are fluffy and warm and the whisk "leaves a trail," about 3 minutes. Remove insert or bowl from heat; whisk in softened gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Whisk in ricotta. Place insert or bowl in large bowl filled with ice water; whisk until mousse is cold and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream, turning occasionally, until the mousse sets enough to hold the farro mixture aloft, about 5 minutes. Fold in farro mixture. Spoon into shallow container or 6 glasses. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.


For caramel:


1

Pour 1 cup sugar in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Set over low heat. Cook without stirring until sugar pools amber on the edges of the saucepan, 5 to 7 minutes. Maintaining low heat, stir caramelized sugar with wooden spoon until sugar is completely melted and caramel is a rich warm amber throughout. Remove pan from heat. Add half the hot water; stir to incorporate. Add remaining water and stir. Add salt. Transfer caramel to heat-proof glass measuring cup (there should be 2/3 cup); cool to room temperature. When cool, the caramel should be viscous but still liquid. If too thick, thin with a few drops of water.


2

Drizzle scant 2 tablespoons caramel onto center of 6 dessert plates. Using a hot spoon, scoop 2 quenelles (rounded spoonfuls) of mousse onto each plate. Sprinkle with pistachios. For glasses, drizzle caramel over each portion and sprinkle with pistachios.


*Farro is an ancient Italian grain and sometimes used similarly to rice.


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