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Camomile and Chive Mousse

Twinings Tea: Camomile Herbal

Serves about 12

Ingredients
  • 2 camomile herbal tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp gelatine
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp choped fresh chives
  • camomile flowers if available
  • Carr's bite size water and wholewheat crackers.
Method
  1. Prepare the tea using chicken stock and infuse for 3 minutes. Sprinkle gelatine over hot mixture and stir to dissolve. Add cold water and cool mixture completely.
  2. Place liquid in an electric blender and add the cream cheese a little at a time blending until smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Chill mixture until slightly thickened and stir in chives.
  4. Pour into a rinsed log mold of 4 cup capacity and chill until firm. Cover closely with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
  5. Garnish mousse with Camomile flowers if available and serve on Carr's bite size Water and Wholewheat crackers.