Pancakes with Buttermilk Mousse and Blackberries

In the summer, gardens are filled with berries, all kinds of them. If you don’t have them in your garden, the supermarket has lots of them. So eat them in your salads and desserts. The Danes uses gelatine sheets to make the mousse. The sheets, need to be melted in warm water. The water should be to cold, it shouldn’t be to hot. It can be very difficult and form lumps in many desserts. Since I have been living in Denmark, I use powered gelatine. It is much easier.

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Pancakes wirh Buttermilk Mousse and Blackberries
4-6 dessert servings
Buttermilk mousse:
2 tbsp. powdered gelatin, 2 tbsp. water, 2½ cups buttermilk, 3 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. Vanilla extract, 1 cup heavy cream
Pancakes: approx. 12 pancakes
1 cup flour, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, 3 eggs, 2 cups milk, grated peel of a lemon, 3 tbsp. water, butter
Elderflower syrup: 1 cup eldersflower concentrated juice
Garnish: Blackberries
To make buttermilk mousse,  pour 4 tbsp. water into a small saucepan. Sprinkle powdered gelatin in. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring continously until gelatin has dessolved. Let cool. Stir buttermilk with sugar and Vanilla extract. Pour gelatin into buttermilk mixture. Place mousse in refrigerator until almost stiff, 15-20 minutes. Beat cream until stff eaks form and take mousse out of the refrigerator.
Fold carefully whipped cream into mousse and pour mousse into a bowl. Set mousse in refrigerator until dessert should be assembled.
To make pancakes, combine flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon peel. Beat eggs and mix them with flour and a Little milk. Whisk in remaining milk together with beer and beat until smooth.
Melt butter and brush a little on the bottom of a small skillet. Pour enough batter to thinly cover the bottom and Cook the pancakes until underside is brown, turn and  brown the other side. Repeat until all the batter is used. Place pancakes on a plate.
To make the elderflower syrup, cook juice in a small saucepan 15 or until it is thick. Not too thick, as it will thicken when it is cooled.
To serve, place 1 or 2 large spoonfuls of mousse in the middle of pancake and fold one side over and the second side over the mousse inside. Drizzle elderflower syrup over pancakes and garnish with blackberries





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