Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 10"Mary is good-natured enough in many respects," said she; "but she does sometimes provoke me excessively, by her nonsense and pride-- the Elliot pride. She has a great deal too much of the Elliot pride. We do so wish that Charles had married Anne instead. I suppose you know he wanted to marry Anne?"
After a moment's pause, Captain Wentworth said "Do you mean that she refused him?"
"Oh! yes; certainly."
"When did that happen?"
"I do not exactly know, for Henrietta and I were at school at the time; but I believe about a year before he married Mary. I wish she had accepted him. We should all have liked her a great deal better; and papa and mamma always think it was her great friend Lady Russell's doing, that she did not. They think Charles might not be learned and bookish enough to please Lady Russell, and that therefore, she persuaded Anne to refuse him."
White Chocolate & Cherry Mousse
Ingredients for 4
150g cherries + 50g
120g white chocolate
350ml liquid cream (cold)
1) Melt white chocolate on double boiler/ bain marie.
2) Bring to a boil 50ml of liquid cream & pour into white chocolate . Stir till well combined. Let to cool.
3) Whisk the rest of the cold liquid cream till foamy & add in white chocolate mixture gradually till well combined. Add in cherries in glasses before pouring white chocolate mouse evenly. Chilled them for at least 2 hours.
4) Blend cherries in a blender till puree. Add some icing sugar if needed. Pour on top of each glasses of white chocolate mousse before served.
I'm submitting this recipe to We Should Cocoa challenge hosted this month by Janice of Farmersgirl Kitchen & co-hosted by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog. This month's theme is cherry.