This Mother’s Day, I was missing my Mama a whole lot more than usual, (maybe because I’ve been by myself for the last 50 days, or maybe I’m just sick of my own cooking), but I decided to make this extremely-easy-to-whip-up dessert. That first spoon, took me straight back to my childhood, where my parents would serve this dessert with fresh cream and jelly, at their dinner parties, almost like a deconstructed trifle. I didn’t have the jelly and cream, but I still couldn’t stop with one bowl!
• 1/2 litre milk (full fat)
• 2 tablespoons custard powder
• 4 tablespoons cold milk
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon / cardamom powder
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 large banana
• 1 apple
• 1 ripe mango (chopped)
• 1 cup pomegranate seeds
• 100 grams green grapes (sliced in the middle)
• In a small bowl mix the cold milk with the custard powder until there are no lumps. Make sure its almost a thick milkshake kind of consistency.
• Add the milk into a cooking pot and let it come to a boil, while stirring continuously.
• Add in the sugar, and as soon as the milk comes to a boil turn the flame to low and add the cold milk + custard mixture, stirring continuously.
• Keep the flame on low and stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil again.
• Turn off the flame and add in the vanilla essence and mix throughly.
• Let it cool completely. If you notice a skin upon cooling, remove it with a spoon, put it in a blender until it becomes a puree and add it back into the custard.
• Add in the cinnamon/ cardamom powder and then the fruit, and mix them all well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours are serve chilled with fresh cream and jelly.