I love to bake/cook; I don't know why, it just soothes me after a long day, or when I'm stressed out. Though I generally put my all into the process, I sometimes need a quick recipe for unforseen events such as surprise guests etc. I thought I'd start a thread with recipe swaps in mind, and here's one that is relatively easy and so quick, even the guys could do this one, lol... just kidding; I know some of you are great cooks!
The ingredients: I jelly of your favorite flavor: One large can of evaporated milk; generally around 400g I think.
Be warned though.. this recipe make a huge amount of mousse, and since it won't keep too well, say, longer than a day, it might be best suited to those with a rather large family, or who are expecting guests.
The first thing to do is dice the jelly, place into a measuring jug and pour (one quarter of a pint(5 fluid ounces) of boiled water over it. If it doesn't melt quickly enough, melt it in the microwave for a second or two.
Leave the jelly to cool, but NOT set! One can put it into the fridge, but would have to watch carefully in order to keep it liquid.
When the jelly has cooled to room temperature, open the can of evaporated milk and pour into a mixing bowl.
You will need an electric mixer to whisk the evaporated milk because it does take a considerable time to bring it to the right consistency, which should be firm. test it by lifting the mixer out of the bowl, peaks should form on the mixture. I can't empahise this enough, regarding the firmness of the mixture.
When you have the mixture of the evaporated milk to the right consistency, and the jelly is at room temperature, slowly pour the jelly into the mixture, gently stirring at the same time.
When the mixture is completely mixed to the color of the jelly of your choice, place the mixing bowl into the fridge to cool and set for, around two hours, but perhaps longer, depending on what setting you have to your fridge.
For those of you who are more adventurous, you could pour the completed mixture into a large, (a very large, lol) jelly mould to set... whilst it is setting a ginger biscuit/cookie base can be prepared for the jelly mouse. It's simply yummy; the recipe was given to me by an Australian.
I like to make casserole dishes; does anyone have any good recipes?