Dried lavender blossoms are available at gourmet markets and online at spicehunter.com. Be sure to buy a product intended for culinary use.
Servings: Serves 8
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter , cut into 8 pieces
- 1 large egg , plus 4 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon dried or fresh lavender blossoms
- 3/4 cup heavy cream , whipped
- 2 cups fresh (or frozen, unthawed) blueberries , plus additional fresh blueberries for garnish
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 stick cinnamon
To make mousse: In a heatproof mixing bowl, combine sugar, lemon juice, butter, egg, egg yolks and lavender. Place over a pot of simmering water and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain into a bowl set in a larger bowl of ice water and stir until cold and thickened. Fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture into each of eight 5-ounce paper cups. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
To make soup: In a medium saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, 1/4 cup room temperature water, lemon zest, lemon juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Let mixture cool 10 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Puree blueberry mixture in blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve set over a bowl. Discard solids; cover soup and refrigerate.
To serve, peel paper cups off mousse and place mousse in shallow bowls. Pour soup around mousse and garnish with blueberries.
Printed from Oprah.com on May 19, 2013
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