Friday, November 30, 2007

Banana Pudding

Some things are best left unchanged, and banana pudding is one of them. This classic banana pudding is fast, easy and will remind you of the good old days. Fresh bananas are layered with vanilla wafer cookies and a rich vanilla pudding for a no-bake dessert that will please all.

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 (4-serving-size) package instant French vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream
40 vanilla wafers cookies (about)
3 to 4 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice from concentrate
4 vanilla wafers, crushed to crumbs for garnish

Combine sweetened condensed milk and water in a large mixing bowl. Add pudding mix and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Refrigerate pudding mixture for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold whipped cream into chilled pudding mixture until combined.

Select a large (3-quart) decorative glass bowl. Spread 1/2 cup of pudding around the bottom of the bowl and top with one-third of the vanilla wafers, followed by one-third of the bananas and one-third of the remaining pudding. Continue layers, finishing with pudding on top. Sprinkle with crushed vanilla wafer crumbs. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

here u go..a simple but mouthwatering desserts to go wth any of yr meal..and dont forget..bananas are good for constipation too..incase u might need it..hehehe

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mixed Fruits Jelly

The weather outside there is very hot and i need something to cool me down...i dont feel like eating heavy as usual i will open my cupboard to see what i can do for today...

then i see this tropical mixed fruit can waiting for me to do something with it..the first thing i want to do is to just open the can,take a spoon, scoop and go straight into my mouth...but think i want to make a jelly...atleast when my friends come over and open my fridge they will have something to munch on...

It is so easy to make and i'm sure even a 9 years old also can do do you..

Ingredients ( 5-6 )

10g jelly powder
1.5l water
100ml fresh milk
200g sugar
1 can canned mixed fruits
2 screwpine Leaves

Put jelly powder, water, syrup in the mixed fruits, sugar and screwpine leaves in a pot, bring to boil.
Slow down the heat, cool down a cup of the mixture in a bowl. Stir the cup of the mixture in the bowl before it become hard and keep aside.
Add fresh milk in the pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat.
Place the jelly into a container (don`t forget to filter out the hard one)
Add in the mixed fruits and the jelly from the bowl in step 2 in the container
Cool completely and refrigerator before serve.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Mango Lassi

This is one of my favourite drink....i planted a mango tree infront of my house about 4 years ago...and it was fruiting a lot especially during dry seasons...i dont know what to do with these mangoes until one day i saw this drink on a an indian resturant to have my banana leaf dishes...

its so delicious and refreshing plus the vitamin you can try this out..

1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh mango pulp*
1/3 cup cold water
1 to 2 tablespoons honey or sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
9 to 10 standard-size ice cubes

* Canned or frozen mango may be substituted

If using a fresh mango, peel and remove the flesh from the pit; cut mango into small pieces.

In a blender, add yogurt, lemon juice, mango pulp, water, and honey or sugar. Blend approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until you see a little forming in the mixture. Add the ice and blend until frothy! NOTE: Some people like to pour the mango mixture over ice cubes instead of blending the ice cubes in the drink.

Makes 2 servings.