white chocolate mousse, pistachio tuile and raspberry sorbet
Here’s a fancy dessert for a posh occasion. But first, a quick aside as to why I made it.
You’ve heard of writer’s block I guess? Where an author suddenly becomes derelict of ideas, bereft of inspiration. They stare at the page, willing the words to appear.
Well I kind-of had that for cooking, whatever that’s called. (Chopping block?!) Nothing new came out of the kitchen, and I recycled the same recipes over and over again. I just wasn’t being inspired. For a long time.
I fell into a rut. I realised I hadn’t blogged anything creative, or original, for ages. I thought I was done. Why do I bother? I thought. Is this it? Am I done?
I was this close to stopping blogging. Not having a hissy fit and shutting everything down. Just not adding anything new.
I started looking back over old recipes, reading old cookbooks. I went back to my Jamies, my Hestons. I snapped out of it. I realised that to get more out, I had to put more in. So I resolved to at least once a week cook something involved, new and challenging.
Hence this dessert. Three separate things, cooked very differently but hopefully perfectly harmonious. It’s three things I love: strawberries, white chocolate and pistachios. I couldn’t have been happier with it.
So back into the kitchen I go, with renewed passion and focus. You never know, I might do a potato recipe…