You saw the recipe.....and now for the results!
This was one of the easiest top 100 recipes I've made so far. I could have almost done it blind folded. Well I could have said that if only I wasn't stressed out and managed to stuff it up. Yep, I kinda stuffed it, but it still tasted fantastic.
I know I've said in the past that I want to stick closely to each recipe I make in order to test the recipe out fully. But I thought white chocolate mousse on its own was a little boring, so I spruced it up with some pomegranate! Ahhhhh...nothing like a little sprucing.
In my mind I had this fantastic idea that I would make a pomegranate syrup and then perfectly layer the syrup with the mousse. My presentation didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but I did learn a good lesson......with mousse it is almost impossible to get a perfectly even surface.....and I needed this recipe to teach me that! The two flavours go together fantastically, sweet and tangy. The next time I attempt this I will drizzle the syrup around the edges of the glass and then transfer the mousse into the glass. Seems like a more reasonable way to do things.
I played around with the presentation a bit, and though a nice big dollop of mousse and then some scatter seeds would look lovely...and it does.
So what did I do differently. I cooked the pomegranate with some sugar and water for 45 minutes to form a thick syrup. I then refrigerated this overnight, to make sure that the syrup was nice and cold. That's the only variation to the recipe, and if you are a fan of white chocolate, you'll love this recipe.
My only piece of advice is when its time to add the chocolate to the sabayon make sure that the chocolate is pretty cool and work very quickly to incorporate the chocolate. I wasn't so fast. It didn't turn out lumpy, it was actually quite smooth, but once you put it in your mouth you could feel the miniature lumps of chocolate, no unpleasant.....but it would have been nice to get it perfect.
I'll will make this again, in fact I think I will make it at my next dinner party.