Hello Party season!

This weekend was the kick-off to little christmas season, as I had a party on both thursday and friday! It felt like I was 20 again, as we danced the night away on both days till 4am! I was so much fun, lots of dancing, seeing friends, dinners and too much laughter! On thursday I was at an event in town and friday I hosted a traditional little xmas party, that do every year. One of the hits of the party was a layered gingerbread mousse-pannacotta, where you can find the recipe below.  This easy-going maroon outfit was from thursday, a little leather, a long tassel nigh-neck shirt topped off with metallic heels and a long mink coat. These dark dramatic shades are perfect for the start of little-christmas season!

Recipe for a layered Christmas style pannacotta- gingerbread mouse (10 servings)

250ml cream, 250 ml milk, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons castor sugar
Place 2 gelatin leaves in a bowl with cold water for about 10 minutes. In a sauce pan heat the sugar, milk and cream until the sugar is dissolved. Remove gelatin leaves from water and squeeze excess water out. Stir into saucepan until dissolved.
refrigerate over night Pour the liquid from the sauce pan into each glass and cover with foil.  Refrigerate over night so they solidify and continue the following day. 
500g flavoured quark (gingerbread flavour), 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar, 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, 1 cup whipped cream
Make the mousse: In a large bowl, add the quark (I used gingerbread flavoured ones), grate in lemon zest & nutmeg, add the cinnamon sugar and fold in the whipped cream until everything is mixed.
Layer the pannacotta; garnish with fresh lingonberry, pomegranate juice and seeds
Once the pannacotta has solidified in the refrigerator add some fresh lingonberry on top of each one. Then add a few tablespoons of gingerbread mousse on top. Garnish with a bit of pomegranate juice and its seeds.

This recipe is really easy to make, especially as you can make the first half the night before. If you do not have quark in your country, you could substitute it for flavoured pudding or even thick yogurt that you spice up with your favourite christmas spices.

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A fashion & interior lover who enjoys cooking and traveling. I have a nordic way of thinking, where I believe in the beauty of simplicity.

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