This French pâtisserie classic is the perfect late summer dessert. Traditionally made with a vanilla mousse and soft genoise sponge base, here, it’s given an English twist with a crisp, buttery shortbread base acting as a lovely textural contrast to an elderflower mousse. They’re perfect for a make-ahead dinner party dessert, and can be carefully transported outside if you’re looking to inspire picnic-envy at the park or an outdoor event. You can go one step further and use homemade shortbread and elderflower cordial in the mousse for a really special occasion. Metal ring moulds are readily available in good cookware shops and are a good investment for mini cheesecakes, Victoria sponges or other French pâtisserie classics.
You will need: 4 x 6.5cm-7cm metal pastry rings