Tuesday, 13 January 2009

road testing an online mango pudding recipe

Mango Pudding

Ingredients (modified)

10g of unflavored gelatin (Davis Gelatine 10g will set 500ml of liquid) - original recipe uses 3 packet (15ml) x 7g Knox branded gelatin
200ml hot boiling water
½ to ¾ cup raw sugar according to your taste
300ml whipping cream
200ml coconut milk or water (alternative: just use 500ml whipping cream if you want a creamy texture)
840g mango flesh mashed up (sourced from 2 x 425g can of Coles' branded mango slices)
some fresh fruits for garnish (optional)

Cooking instructions

1. Pour 200ml coconut milk and heat in medium saucepan. Add 1 cup of hot boiling water into it, sprinkle gelatin over; let it stand for 10 minutes. Before adding sugar, stir the solution to ensure gelatin had dissolved in hot water. Stir over very low heat just until gelatin and sugar dissolved. Remove from heat. Let it cool for 5 minutes before adding mango pulp.
2. Use a potato masher to mash the mango slices in a medium size bowl. Add in the mango pulp to the coconut/water mixture to give it a more fruity mango taste.
3. Add or stir in the whipping cream / water or coconut milk mixture, depending on your preferred taste. (I used 300ml whipping cream & 200ml coconut milk that is left over from another recipe). Whisk to mix the cream into the mixture.
4. Pour the mango mixture into a round bowl or quiche dish or individual dessert bowls, whichever suits your fancy. Chill for 3 hours until set. The texture is a bit soft.
5. To serve: Run small knife around mango pudding, invert onto plates. If desired, drizzle with more honey or fruits puree. Garnish with fresh mango, fresh cream or other fresh fruits.

I came across this recipe on www.chowtimes.com. I tried it as it did not use any colourings, ice-cream or jelly crystals. Also, most ingredients are readily available from pantry and refridgerator. You can also substitute the whipping cream with low fat milk or full cream milk. I initially used whipping cream because it is left over from another dessert recipe. You can add additional fresh mango flesh if you like to give a very refreshing satisfying taste.

For original recipe and more details check this out