If the essence of sunshine could be distilled into a dessert, it would be lemon poppy seed mousse with strawberries.
The mousse is creamy, cloud-like and bejeweled with speckles of poppy seed. The lemon and strawberry are sweet and bursting with bright, clean flavors of spring and summer.
This dessert is divine in it’s own right and can easily adapt to make a variety of other desserts.
Fill crisp meringue shells for a decadent pavlova. Alternate layers of your favorite cake and lemon poppy seed mousse with strawberries, for a beautiful trifle. Use this recipe to top sponge cake or scone for a classic strawberry shortcake with the volume turned up. These are just to name a few options.
Whether you choose to enjoy lemon poppy seed mousse with strawberries, on it’s own or turn it into some other sublime creation, it’s a great recipe to have in your back pocket!
Just a last word before you get to it. Please, please, please, do not be afraid of the multiple steps. They’re quick and easy. If you don’t already possess the skills to whip, fold or make curd, this is a great opportunity to learn. Trust me, you won’t be sorry and you’ll definitely up your dessert game.