Active Time
1 HR
Total Time
2 HR
Yield
Serves : 4
© Con Poulos

How to Make It

Step 1    Make the meringues

Preheat the oven to 450°. Spread the husks on a large baking sheet; bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Reduce 
the oven temperature to 200°.

Step 2    

Break the husks into small pieces. Transfer to a spice grinder in batches and grind to a powder. Sift the husk powder through a fine sieve.

Step 3    

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. With 
the mixer on, gradually beat in the sugar until medium peaks form. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of the husk powder; beat at medium-high speed until stiff.

Step 4    

Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a 3/4-inch round tip. Pipe four 3-inch rounds of meringue onto a parchment paper–lined 
baking sheet. Bake for about 
1 hour and 10 minutes, until the meringues are set and sound hollow when lightly tapped on the bottom. Let cool completely, at least 2 hours.

Step 5    Meanwhile, make the mousse

In a skillet, combine the corn, sugar, salt and 3/4 cup of the cream and bring just 
to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring, until the corn is tender, 5 minutes. Transfer to a blen­der and puree until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine sieve, pressing on the solids. Let cool completely, then whisk in the mascarpone.

Step 6    

In a bowl, beat the remaining 1/4 cup of cream until stiff. Fold into the corn mixture until no streaks remain.

Step 7    

Transfer the meringues to plates and gently crack open with a table knife. Spoon the corn mousse into the meringues and sprinkle with the remaining husk powder. Serve right away.

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