Sorry I have not been up to par lately… and I have not been able to post as frequently as I would like. I have been feeling “under the weather” lately and writing at the computer has been a bit challenging. I am still not 100%, but I’ll try to give it my all. I need to get back to my regular schedule PRONTO. And sharing stuff with you is certainly part of that.
I enjoy reading the food blog Serious Eats… and last week we were given a challenge to highlight or showcase a Golden Gadget – our most prized kitchen implement and the recipes that we use them for.
I debated about this… what do I use in my kitchen over and over again?? I love my microplane grater… which I use for grating cheeses and now I grate garlic cloves to I do not have to mince finely, which has always been a challenge, but I do not have a dish that revolves around my using the grater. I love my mandolin, which I use to make Scalloped Potatoes or to cut my Eggplant Milanese, but I do not use all that often.
But lately, I received a new “blender” as a Xmas gift, The Magic Bullet. I know, I know… we all scoff at the informercial. But my aunt gave it to me as a Xmas present, so I went with it. It took me about 3 weeks to get it out of the box. I mean it… It sat there because it came with so many gadgets that I did not know where to accommodate it all. But since the day I took it out of the box I have not been able to stop using it. I make all my morning breakfast smoothies in it – using the convenient party mugs included. I have made horchata, a cheese mix to make grill cheese sandwiches, sofrito, and most recently I made Strawberry Mousse. It could also be considered strawberry-flavored whipped cream, but hey… it was tasty and I enjoyed it.
I took the general idea from the Magic Bullet cookbook which had a “recipe” for Chocolate Mousse using the same technique. I do not have chocolate syrup in my house, but I did have some strawberry sauce left over from another night. The results were quite delicious… hope you like it too. The Magic Bullet is definitely my NEW FAVORITE gadget in the kitchen…
½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup strawberry sauce or even strawberry jam or preserves I think would do too A squirt of honey
- Add all the ingredients to the small container of The Magic Bullet. Screw on the Flat blade.
- Whip for about 30 seconds until the cream whips up. The Bullet sound will change when it’s done.
I guess you could also do this with a hand mixer if you do not have a Magic Bullet around.