Monday, May 3, 2010

Mango trifle

Summer is the season for Mango. I remember fondly the many number of luscious Alphonso mangoes savored in hot Mumbai summers. We always bought raw mango and then had a makeshift hay corner where they were ripened. My father would pick out the ripest and most fragrant mangoes everyday for us to eat. Not here. We get a Mexican hybrid mango which is good but not the Alphonso, so I usually skip them. This particular mango was a better one than most I have seen... the trifle does it justice. The cake is a nice soft vanilla angel food cake and the custard is a cardamom one. If you like it more mango-ey, you can make a mango custard as well. 

Ingredients:

4 slices plain cake, pound or angel food, cut to size of the serving bowls
1 large mango, cubed, reserve the juice

For the custard:

1 tablespoon corn flour
1 cup milk
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder

In a non stick deep bowl, heat the milk. As it comes to boil, remove two tablespoons in a separate bowl and add the corn flour in it and mix so that there are no lumps. Return to the boiling milk along with the sugar and cardamom. Boil till it thickens and reaches custard consistency. Remove from heat, and strain to remove any lumps. Cool. 

In individual trifle bowls, layer the bottom with a slice of the cake. Soak with 1/4 of the mango juice. Layer 1/4 of the cubed mango next. Then layer with 1/4 of the prepared custard. Repeat the layers. Chill in the fridge for two hours for the flavors to mingle. Serve cold.

I am sending this to Anupama's Mango Moods event. This dish also goes to Priya's Cooking with Seeds - Cardamom.

26 comments:

Moogie said...

Oh.... my.... So very pretty.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow superb, too tempting...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Loved the pic dear. Delicious !!!

Kiran said...

Nice mango trifle.Lovely pic.

Sayali said...

Cooking Foodie.....
Your recipes are getting dear to me :)...Love the way you decorate and click them.this oene is simply awesome...cake and custard and mangoes :) Mooh mein pani aagaya :)

Nithya said...

Simple and yummm.. Apt for the season :)

Srimathi said...

Thank you for the custard recipe. I don't like the ready made ones. They have a whole bunch of ingredients that I don't seem to understand. The mango trifle looks every elegant.

Ann said...

OO! mouth watering.. and colorful.

Priya said...

Beautiful mango trifle..

sanyukta gour(bayes) said...

teh colors looks gorgeous....seeing the pic feels like just snacth and eat...cool cool cool.......good work darling...
sanyukta gour(bayes)
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Abraham Chacko said...

excellent....love this idea..

SS said...

Yum!!! :) :)

Kamalika said...

Feeling refreshed seeing the dish...looks really very cool and refrresing..

Hari Chandana said...

Cool Cooool... looks yummm

Nisha said...

Beautiful

sonu said...

hi...
first time here..saw ur spinach cheese spirals on divya's round up..tht was too good and now this mango trifle..this looks awesomely delicious...happy to follow u..liked ur space very much ..also my cousin stays in dallas and my sister stays in austin both in texas..wht a coincidence...
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Rachana Kothari said...

This looks so delicious!!!! Will try out for my hubby as he loves mangoes:)

Leena said...

Yummy and delicious trifle!!!

Aps said...

M new here.... loved ur space... nd mangoes r my all time fav but they r seasonal ;( I love them in ne form this luks awesome will try it

Madhavi said...

Beautiful entry and I love ur recipes thanks for sharing dear :))

Yasmeen said...

Perfect summer treat :D

Chetana said...

Hey thr,
New to ur page...absolutely loved dis recipe...de beautiful pic bowled me...
Will be bk.
Chao,
Chetana
www.myrecipegalore.blogspot.com

J said...

Simply delicious.. so easy to make.. bookmarked..

lalaine said...

I am from the Philippines and had the pleasure of growing up with golden mangoes in abundance. Oh lordy, nothing beats the sweetness of these mangoes! Your trifle reminds of the mango cake I enjoyed as as a child~spongy soft with a mango mousse between layers! YUM! Thanks for sharing.

Meena said...

lovely dessert...gr8 way to use mangoes!

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

What a refreshingly beautiful trifle! I love the white and yellow layers. And the fact that you've not overdone the mango-ness! The individual trifle idea is very party-friendly, indeed!

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