Friday, December 03, 2004

Summer is Here: Mango Pudding

A spoonful of Mango Pudding
♥ a spoonful of mango pudding
It's mango season now. We bought a large box of mangoes for aud$5 from Paddy's Market. On counting, the box had about 16-18 mangoes. So for the past week, we had been feasting on mango: mango sorbet, mango smoothies, mango-orange calpis drink. Just to name a few.

This was my second attempt at mango pudding. The first time I made it, it turned out to be a mango mousse! Not very well-received, unfortunately. This time, I tweaked the recipe myself and the result was a surprising soft and creamy mango pudding!

Mango Pudding
♥ a bowlful of mango pudding
The mango pudding was very much like the Taiwanese custard pudding: very soft and smooth with an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture. Alright, I might be a bit over-exaggerating here but I was very content with myself for finally making a mango pudding that I like.

Mango Pudding
Ingredient A
10g gelatine
250ml hot water
3-4 tbsp sugar

Ingredient B
175ml evaporated milk
250ml mango puree (about 3 medium mangoes)

1 cup mango cubes (about 1 mango)
8 ice cubes

1. In a medium box, stir ingredient A together until gelatine and sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
2. Mix together ingredient B. Add ice cubes.
3. Mix ingredient A into the ingredient B. Stir until ice cubes have dissolved.
4. Add in mango cubes. Spoon into mould and refrigerate until set.
5. If desire, serve with evaporated milk or you can tip the mould over onto a plate for even prettier presentation!

No more buying $4.50 mango pudding now! *yay* Oh, this mango pudding is actually a tad softer than the one you get at yumcha.