Cucumber and Cheese Mousse Recipe

Cucumber and Cheese Mousse Recipe Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 cucumber, diced
Salt
175 g/6 oz/0.75 cup full-fat soft cheese

5 ml/1 tsp chopped onion
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

15 ml/1 tbsp powdered gelatine

150 ml/0.25 pt water
30 ml/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
15 ml/1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar

A pinch of ground mace
150 ml/0.25 pt double (heavy) cream, whipped

Method :

Sprinkle the cucumber with salt and leave pressed between two plates for 30 minutes. Mix together the cheese and onion and season to taste. Dissolve the gelatine in the water over a pan of hot water and stir into the cheese. Drain the cucumber and mix with the wine vinegar, sugar and mace. Fold the cucumber and cream into the cheese mixture, spoon into a greased 900 ml/1.5 pt/3.75 cup ring mould and leave to set.

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