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Calvados and Apple Mousse in Brandy Snap Baskets with Cinnamon Cream
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Brandy and liqueur-flavoured creams and butters are a welcome addition to any festive meal. Waitrose has a tempting selection that will help to keep the party spirit going throughout Christmas and New Year
The delights of flavoured cream
Take a slice of brioche or panettone, dip it in a mixture of beaten eggs and cream, pan fry in a little butter for 2-3 minutes. Dust with caster sugar and serve with any flavour of fruit jam, gently warmed, and a large spoon of Cognac Cream.
When making crème brûlée use any one of the flavoured creams instead of plain cream to make it extra special.
Winning ways with alcoholic butters
Place dried figs in a frying pan with some Cognac Butter and gently cook for 2-3 minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of orange juice and reduce slightly by simmering in the pan. Serve with crushed amaretti biscuits and some fresh whipped cream.
Peel 2-3 large oranges, remove all the pith and cut into slices. Pan fry with some Cointreau Butter for 2 minutes. Place oranges into some ready-made crêpes warmed through, roll up, dust with icing sugar and serve with Waitrose Organic Vanilla Ice Cream.
Instead of using brandy snap baskets you could use Langue de Chat biscuits. Pears could be used in place of apples.
This recipe was first published in Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 GMT 1999.