This week it was a very good thing that I don’t have a car. I couldn’t have been trusted on the roads. I’ve been absentminded to the max. Sunday night I fell asleep with only ten pages left to read in this magnificent (and rather intense) book, and I’ve since lost the book. In my tiny apartment. I can safely say that I’ve searched every inch of this place due, in no small part, to a rogue lizard that I chased over every surface one morning.
- 1 envelope (1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups fresh mango purée (about 2 peeled and pitted mangoes) plus mango slices for garnish
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup well-chilled heavy cream
- In a small saucepan sprinkle the gelatin over ¼ cup cold water, let it soften for 1 minute, and heat the mixture over low heat, stirring, until the gelatin is dissolved. In a blender blend together the mango purée, the sugar, and the vanilla, add the gelatin mixture, and blend the mixture well. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the yogurt. In a chilled bowl beat the cream until it holds stiff peaks, fold it into the mango mixture gently but thoroughly, and divide the mousse among 6 dessert glasses. Chill the mousses for at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish the mousses with the mango slices.