Melon salad with musk and raspberry whipped yoghurt


  • Serves 6 people

  • 750 gm thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • 6 gm xanthan gum (see note)
  • 250 gm each watermelon and rockmelon, scooped into balls with a melon-baller
  • 100 gm papaya, scooped into balls with a melon-baller
  • 125 gm raspberries (about 1 punnet)
  • Musk and raspberry syrup
  • 200 gm caster sugar
  • 2 musk sticks
  • 60 gm frozen raspberries
  • 60 gm liquid glucose
  • ΒΌ tsp rosewater
01   For musk and raspberry syrup, combine ingredients and 200ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar and musk sticks (5-10 minutes), then set aside to cool.
02   Combine yoghurt, xanthan gum and 150ml musk and raspberry syrup (reserve remainder) in a blender and blend to combine. Transfer to a chilled 1-litre siphon gun, seal, charge with 2 cream chargers and shake vigorously. Pipe a little mixture to test consistency: it should be that of whipped cream; if not, add an extra charger and shake again.
03   Combine fruit and remaining syrup in a bowl, divide among chilled glasses, pipe yoghurt mixture over and serve immediately.
Note Xanthan gum, a stabilising agent, is available from health-food shops.

This recipe is from the February 2013 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.
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