Elegant cookie tuiles filled with refreshing homemade mousse make an elegant showstopper for dessert. We've garnished ours with mangoes and strawberries, but you can use any favourite fruit.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2003
Method1- Mango Mousse: Cut off mango flesh from each side of pit; discard pit. Cut grid pattern in flesh of each, down to (but not through) skin. Gently push skin to turn inside out; cut off flesh. In food processor, purée mangoes, sugar, rum and lime juice until smooth to make 3 cups (750 mL). Transfer to bowl. In separate bowl, whip cream; fold into purée.
2- Freeze in shallow metal pan until almost firm, about 3 hours. Break into chunks; purée in food processor. Freeze in airtight container until firm, about 1 hour. (Or pour into ice-cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.) Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 2 weeks.
Using ice-cream scoop, scoop into 12 balls; place on waxed paper–lined baking sheet. Return to freezer. (Make-ahead: Cover and freeze for up to 24 hours.)
3- In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Stir in flour, in 2 additions, until mixture is crumbly. Stir in egg whites, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until creamy. Stir in coconut extract. On parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet, draw two 5-inch (12 cm) circles about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Turn paper over.
4- Drop 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the batter onto centre of each circle. With offset palette knife or back of spoon, spread to fill circle evenly. Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven just until golden brown at edges, 6 to 8 minutes.
5- Working quickly, slide palette knife under each tuile; place in 4-1/2-inch (11 cm) diameter bowl and gently press into tulip shape. If tuiles are too brittle, return to oven for 30 seconds.
6- Let tuiles stand until firm enough to hold shape; remove to rack and let cool completely. Let baking sheet cool; repeat with remaining batter. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
To serve, fill each tuile with 2 scoops of mango mousse.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 85 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 334.0
- Total fat 13 g
- Cholesterol 44 mg
- Saturated fat 8 g
- Total carbohydrate 50 g
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 11.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 43.0
- Vitamin C 38.0