You can prepare this fruity dessert in under 30 minutes, and freeze overnight for guests to enjot the next day. Made with fresh red berries and creamy whipping cream, this sweet pudding is a beautiful finish to a delicious dinner.
Hull and, if necessary, wash the fruit. Blend with 150g of the sugar, then pass through a fine sieve and add lemon juice to heighten the taste if required. Prepare 10 individual soufflé dishes (9cm diameter x 6cm deep) by tying a piece of nonstick baking paper around the edge to form a collar that stands 5cm above the rim.
Put the egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer. In a perfectly clean saucepan, dissolve the remaining 250g of sugar in the water over low heat. When the sugar as completely dissolved, bring to the boil, skim off the foam and cook to 120°C / 250°F on a sugar thermometer. Beat the egg whites until foamy, then, with the whisk still running, pour the hot sugar directly on the egg whites, avoiding the beaters. Continue beating until the meringue is cool.
Whip the cream until soft peaks form and fold into the fruit pulp. Delicately fold in the meringue, then spoon into the prepared soufflé dishes. Freeze for 12 hours.
Decorate with fresh berries and, if you like, serve with a sauce made by pureeing 500g berries with 100g caster sugar, sharpening the taste with a little lemon juice.
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Why not try adding blackcurrants instead of raspberries for this recipe?
This recipe is taken from Rays of Sunshine's first cookbook; A dish for a Wish. All the profits from the cookbook help the charity to continue granting magical wishes every day for seriously ill children. Click here to find out more about the book >