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Healthy Cooking with the recipe for a light bilberry mousse tart, made with Vichy Célestins natural mineral water
Brighten up your summer with bilberries. In a mousse they are light and sweet (107kcal per person). Accompanied with shortcut pastry, they create an exeptional dish, inspired by the summer months


For 4 people 107 Kcal per person


Shortcrust pastry

  • 30g white flour
  • 10ml natural Vichy Célestins mineral water
  • 5g unsalted butter
  • 5g cocoa butter
  • 5g icing sugar
  • 7g honey
  • 5g egg white
  • 5g egg yolk
  • 1g baking powder

Bilberry Mousse

  • 100g bilberry pulp
  • 5g fromage blanc, fresh cow's milk curd cheese
  • 30 g egg white
  • 5g honey
  • 5g natural Vichy Célestins mineral water
  • 4g gelatin


Shortcrust pastry
Boil the Vichy Célestins mineral water and the honey together to produce a syrup. Melt the cocoa butter, then add the cold butter to the hot cocoa butter.
Add the flour to the baking powder and icing sugar, then pour onto the butter and mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and the Vichy syrup. Mix to a firm dough. Roll out between two sheets of non-stick baking paper, to around 2mm thick, then cut to the desired form with a pastry cutter, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 170°C.

Bilberry mousse
Beat the egg whites with a whisk until stiff, then pour on the warm Vichy Célestins mineral water syrup, mixing all the time. Add the fromage blanc.Put the cold mineral water into a saucepan, add the gelatin to soften. Then heat the water to melt the gelatin. Remove from the heat and add the  bilberry pulp to the molten gelatin. Pour the bilberry pulp onto the beaten egg whites, mix lightly. Divide between the baked pastry bases, decorate with fruit or a coulis of fresh fruit.


Cuisinez santé avec l'eau Vichy Célestins !

Discover the following three articles (very detailed) :

  • The benefits of a mineral water unlike the others
  • A mineral water rich in taste and minerals
  • Chefs' tips for cooking with Vichy Célestins mineral water

You want to enhance the flavour of your dish and reduce the amount of salt it needs?

No problem! The Vichy mineral salts , sold in the  boutique of the Vichy Célestins Spa Centre*, is a mix of mineral salts extracted from the Vichy thermal spring waters and cooking salt/table salt (NAcl / sodium chloride). It helps to reduce up to 40% of the quantity of salt used in cooking without changing your perception of its saltiness (study by Vetagro-Sup 2014) and at the same time provides a supplement of mineral salts ! 
* Vichy mineral salts are on sale at the boutique of the Vichy Célestins Spa Centre, 111 Boulevard des Etats-Unis - 03200 VICHY, France.


Bilberries (50 Kcal/100 g)

Presentation made by a dietitian at the VICHY CÉLESTINS Spa Hotel

Bilberries belong to the family of red fruit with a moderate Calorific Value. Their low sugar content and rich water content, make the bilberry a tasty, thirst-quenching and refreshing fruit. In nutritional terms the bilberry provides a variety of vitamins (C, folates, beta-carotene,…) including vitamin E (2.42mg/100g) which predominates (plays a major role as an antioxidant). Its red-violet colour is also due to being rich in other antioxidants such as flavonoids (anthocyanins). Bilberries are known to increase visual acuity and preserve sight. The have disinfectant and astringent virtues useful in the treatment of infections of the digestive system. They also help with circulation and vein problems which are accentuated during pregnancy, or during the menopause period. It is best to eat them fresh, newly picked.

Bon appétit... Enjoy !

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