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Chicken And Ham Mousse

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Ingredients
  Aspic jelly 1 Ounce (1 Packet)
  Powdered gelatin 1 Ounce
  Hot water 2 Tablespoon
  Firm tomato 1
  Caper 4
  Hard boiled egg 1 , sliced
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Flour 2 Ounce
  Evaporated milk 1 1⁄4 Can (12.5 oz) (1 Large Can)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use As Required)
  Cooked chicken 12 Ounce, minced
  Cooked ham 4 Ounce, minced
  Egg whites 4
  Cochineal 1 Teaspoon
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Cucumber slices 2
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Dissolve aspic jelly in 1 pint of hot water.
Dissolve gelatine in 2 tablespoons hot water and add this to the aspic.
Set 6 tablespoons of aspic in the bottom of a 7-inch round cake tin.
Dip pieces of tomato, capers and egg slices in liquid aspic, arrange them in a pattern on top of the set aspic round edge of base.
Allow decorations to set firmly.
Pour 6 tablespoons of liquid aspic on top of decorations, allow to set.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook gently for few minutes.
Make milk up to 1 pint with chicken stock and add this liquid gradually to the fat and flour, stirring all the time.
Bring to the boil and cook over gentle heat for 3 minutes.
Add minced chicken and ham, and cool.
Season with salt and pepper then add remainder of liquid aspic and stir well.
Whisk egg whites until very stiff and fold them into the chicken mixture.
Add a few drops of cochineal to give attractive colour.
When mixture is cold but not set, pour into tin and leave to set.
Turn out on to a dish to serve, and garnish with sprigs of parsley and cucumber slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
480 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
515 Minutes

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