Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brownie Strawberry Mousse Torte

I know this is a little late for Valentine's Day but you could easily make it for Mother's Day or even an anniversary.
This recipe was made for a springform pan but I used a 9x13" baking pan for brownies and just cut heart shapes out with cookie cutter. I thought they were cuter for kids in individual sizes. I made the mousse and just piped it on. Regardless of how you decide to make them, they were good. I also just pureed some strawberries and a little sugar (to taste) and drizzled around plate. Yummy.
Base:
Boxed brownie mix - make according to box directions or make your own version.

Topping:
2 tbsp water
1 1/2 c whipping cream
1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
1/2 c powdered sugar
16oz frozen whole strawberries, thawed

Make your brownies in a 10" springform pan. While they are baking, place 2 tbsp water in medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. In food processor (with metal blade) process strawberries until smooth. Add to softened gelatin, mix well. Cook over medium heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until mixture is slightly thicken.
In large bowl, combine whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cooled strawberry mixture. Spoon over cooled brownie base.  Refrigerate 2 hours or until set. Garnish with pureed strawberries.
Recipe also on Pillsbury and Betty Crocker website
Strawberry Brownie Mousse Torte


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7 comments:

Lizzy said...

What a delicious idea!!! I've been meaning to make a strawberry mousse, and mousse on brownies sounds even better! Thanks for the inspiration~

kitty said...

Oh my, a strawberry mousse on top of a brownie...heavenly!!

Mary said...

Fantastic! This is such a great idea and no one can argue that it was not a great choice for Valentine's Day. They sound wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Erin said...

They look wonderful. I love the idea of little individual desserts too. (Plus I can freeze some that way) =o) SOunds delicious!!!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Mickey,
Your Brownie Strawberry Mousse Torte looks awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous week.
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Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
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