Cardamom Yoghurt Mousse w/ Tangerine Compote & Pistachios

Cardamom Yoghurt Mousse with Tangerine Compote & Pistachios

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What’s your idea of a perfect holiday? Mine? My bottom perfectly poised on a sandy beach, chilled music in the background, a good self-help book (because everyone needs help), a few tropical cocktails to set things in motion, and of course a good-looking charmer sweet-talking me all the way. Luckily, I’m married to one so that’s already a given!

And, where will my bottom be settling in the next 10 days, you ask? Ah, it will be on one of the sunny isles of the Caribbean, man! Antigua here we come baby! Yup, we’re gonna get wet!

Thankfully, it won’t be much of a come down on my return with all the FBC happenings! I am so excited to meet all the new faces this year and rekindle old friendships. If you’ve not booked your ticket yet there are still a few more tickets left. Only a couple of full week-end tickets and about 10 Saturday-only tickets left. So, if you’re a seasoned, virgin, or wannabe food blogger and you’re based in the U.K or Europe or even further out, then this is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded foodie folks from across the industry.

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In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this refreshing and light dessert. Tangerine season is on its way out so it’s perfect timing to preserve these orange beauties. Double or triple the compote recipe and store in sterilized jars and then you can enjoy them in this dessert or any other way you like throughout the year.


Cardamom Yoghurt Mousse w/ Tangerine Compote & Pistachio Sprinkles

Serves: 6

Time: 20 minute

For the mousse

  • 400ml or about 2 cups Greek style yoghurt
  • 300ml double cream or 1 cup and a third(ish)
  • 32g of sugar or 1/4 cup
  • 5 cardamom pods, smashed

For the compote

  • 8 tangerines
  • 120g sugar or 1 cup
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water

1) Infuse the double cream with the cardamom pods, for 1-2 hours or overnight.

2) Strain the double cream, add the sugar and then using a mixer, whip the double cream until it turns into whipped cream consistency. It should be thick, in essence.

3) In the mean time, make the tangerine compote. Peel the tangerines, tear into pieces, and then add sugar, pinch of nutmeg and orange blossom water, before bringing to a boil. Reduce to a hot simmer. Bingo.

4) Now, fold the whipped cream into the yogurt, using a metal spoon and give the spoon a little lick.

5) Finally, smash up loads of pistachios like you REALLY mean it. Then, put it all together any which way you like it. A happy finish.

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23 Responses to “Cardamom Yoghurt Mousse w/ Tangerine Compote & Pistachios”
  1. Bruce 15 May 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Hey honey B, have an awesome time in the sun and sea – very jealous. About to head off to the Common for a Mowielicious photoshoot. Loving the photos by the way!

  2. Sarah, Maison Cupcake 15 May 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    That looks like a dreamy dessert. I can’t wait to see you again at FBC, it’s going to be brilliant!

  3. sarah (simply cooked) 15 May 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    This looks so very tasty. Enjoy your holiday! I am sad that this year I cannot come to FBC but I have no doubt that I will still pick up some of the fun over the internet.

  4. Daniel@CocinaSavant 15 May 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Nicely done. This looks like absolutely the perfect thing during the warming summer months. The combination of pistachios and tangerine is a nice one. I am glad I found your blog.

  5. Asha@FSK 15 May 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Woohoo!! have fun sunning on the beach!! :)) the Carribean is beautiful!

    Love the light dessert, so perfect for the beach too ;-))

  6. Celeste 15 May 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Dear Beth: Nice combination of flavours. Looks wonderful.

  7. Global Patriot 15 May 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    I’m always eating apples or pears with nuts, but the combination of Tangerine & Pistachios sounds wonderful…if only I could have one for dessert tonight!

  8. Trissa 16 May 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Enjoy your holiday! I can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back! And yes, in the meantime I’ll drool over your beautiful dessert.

  9. Cherine 16 May 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Gorgeous dessert. Enjoy your holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tabitha 2 December 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      I just found your blog through My Baking Addiction and I am in love! What a great job you’ve done, I’m lvonig all the recipes and drooling at your pictures.

  10. The Graphic Foodie 16 May 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    Lovely, summery flavours! Hope this sun hurries up!

  11. Food Jihadist 16 May 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    What a great combination of many of my favourite Middle Eastern flavours. Cardamom, tangerine, and pistachios. Lovely!

  12. Sasa 16 May 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Happy holiday and glad to hear you have lots to look forward to on your return as well, though green with envy…

  13. Faith 16 May 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    I hope you have a fabulous time in the Caribbean! Thanks for sharing this refreshing dessert!

  14. sweetlife 17 May 2010 at 2:47 am #

    great dessert, enjoy your holiday…yum


  15. Abdul Latif 17 May 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Your food pictures should come with a warning to have a box of tissues nearby to wipe up any drool! Can’t wait to try my hand at this! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Juls 17 May 2010 at 9:37 am #

    First, have a wonderful, relaxing, sunny holiday, we’ll meet in London soon after your coming back, YAY!
    Second, I’ll follow all your directions to make this mousse, included the licking of the spoon, it seems necessary to the good result, isn’t it?!

  17. Krista 17 May 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I’m SO happy you get to go on vacation!! YIPPEE!! I’m waiting anxiously for mine in the fall – heading to Australia for three weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is absolutely GORGEOUS. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how you incorporate such interesting spices to make “normal” dishes so heavenly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Mowie @ Mowielicious 29 May 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Gorgeous gorgeous honey, loving the colours and the sunshine! x

  19. valentina 11 June 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    All this creaminess is my idea of a perfect ‘snack’. The tangerine will most certainly add a lovely touch. And i will be safe from eating loads of the fruitl. Whenever I buy tangerine I eat as if there is no tomorrow.

  20. vanessa 16 July 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    looks so good

  21. Amanda 6 May 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Wow, looks very nice
    What’s the yellow topping on mousse?


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