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Coeur à la Crème

Categories: Entertaining, Quick to fix, Sweet, Valentine's Day
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

These delicious little puddings are made in individual heart-shaped china molds

Prep Time: prep 20 mins, plus draining

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 8oz ( 225g) cottage cheese, drained and sieved
  • 1 1 / 4 cups heavy cream, plus more to serve
  • 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • fresh berries, for serving
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  1. Mix the cottage cheese, cream, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold into the cheese mixture.
  2. Fill 4 individual coeur à la crème molds with the mixture and cover with plastic wrap. Place the molds on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Place the molds and tray in the refrigerator and allow to drain for 2-3 days.
  3. To serve, carefully unmold the crèmes onto plates. Drizzle with more cream, garnish with the berries and serve chilled.
  • prep 20 mins, plus draining

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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