First of all a BIG THANK YOU to Lars, who was very busy with making all these four lemon mousses to us :-). He did a great job following the recipes point for point without making any modification at all.
The lemon mousses received a number, so the evaluation was done in complete "blindness", so none of the tasters were biased against a certain lemon mousse recipe. And each of the four tasters was evaluating the lemon mousse on the following parameters:
This mousse contained three layer:
- the lemon bottom layer
- the middle cream topping
- a apple gel as top layer.
This new interpretation of lemon mousse was not liked at all by us as panel.
This mousse had a airy mousse structure with medium melt down, good lemon flavour and medium lemon sweetness. This version was evaluated as the second best lemon mousse.
The third lemon using the recipe from "Mormor Mad" by Camilla Plum did not have the normal cream topping.
However, it had three layer in the actual mousse. A fluid quiet sour lemon layer, a layer with holes and layer full of air bobbles.
It was the most lemon sour mousse with a lot of lemon bitterness.
All in all the taste (sour and bitter) was disliked by the entire group of tasters.
The last mousse tasted turned out to the preferred lemon mousse due to it´s airy structure, medium melt down, a good balance between sweet and sour. This lemon mousse was made using a recipe from the yellow dessert book by Tørsleff.
I will share this recipe with us later on in this week.
And the next selection process of THE BEST recipe will be made with focus on lemon cake also known as lemon moon or "citronmåne" in Danish. But we are talking winter time 2012 before we will endure a tasting session on lemon moon !!!