Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.
Do we have a treat for you today! This Do It Yourself Pear and White Chocolate Mousse can be used at any of your wedding events, from your engagement party all the way down to your bridal shower. DIY wedding desserts not only look spectacular, they are also delicious! To see more crafty do-it-yourself wedding projects click here.
1. Ripe Pears
2. Pear Brandy
3. White Chocolate
4. Heavy Cream
6. Sugar (Regular & Confectioner’s)
7. Sprigs of Mint
In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook the pears, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until softened. Stir in the regular sugar and simmer 10 minutes or until it starts to caramelize. In a food processor, puree the pear mixture and brandy and set aside to cool.
6 eggs, separated
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup pear brandy
10 ounces white chocolate
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups heavy cream
Fresh mint sprigs (to garnish)
In a small mixing bowl combine the egg yolks, confectioners’ sugar and pear brandy. Use an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes or until the eggs turn pale yellow and the mixture falls in ribbons when beaters are lifted. Transfer to the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Whisk constantly for 4 to 5 minutes or until quite thick. Transfer to a large mixing bowl; set aside.
In a saucepan melt the chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir the chocolate into the egg mixture until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a chilled bowl beat the cream until stiff. Wash and dry the beaters. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form but the mixture is not dry. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the whipped cream.
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