Many bloggers would be aware of this awesome group of bloggers, coordinated by Srivalli, that runs the Blogging Marathon month after month. I have always been wanting to join them, but was not sure how much I could keep up with them, since I cook more on my whims rather than by following a theme. Ever since the beginning of the year, I have been looking to get back my blogging mojo and nothing better than doing a trial to see how I fare in this lovely event!
The Blogging Marathon is now in its edition #74 this month. That’s quite a long time, isn’t it? 🙂 From the themes for the month, I decided to choose “Are you Pudding me?” for these three days. Pudding – something that I love, isn’t it? 🙂 And I didn’t have much difficulty finalizing what I should be sharing over the next three days. 😉 Let’s go on with the first one…
This recipe was supposed to be a layered dessert, called “Woon Mamuang”, which is a famous Thai dessert that looks like a layered jelly, with mango at the bottom and coconut milk at the top. But it didn’t go the way I had actually planned it to be. As I rested the mango dessert and poured the coconut milk layer on top, it pushed itself though the mango layer and made a marble effect. Initially I was very disappointed that it didn’t turn out to be the way I wanted it to look like. Still, I went ahead and clicked it, for food photography practice. 😉
After lunch, the dessert was served and Azza, who loves fruity dessert, was like, “Ummi, this is so yummy!” I was a little taken aback at first, but when I had my first spoonful, I agreed to what she had said. The interconnecting sweet and tangy layers literally created a dance in my mouth. I was so glad that my little mishap turned into an amazing dessert. As mentioned in the recipe, I have used string agar agar, which I pulsed in my blender jar till it turned into bite pieces and used it accordingly. Off to the recipe…
- FOR MANGO BASE:
- 1 cup mango pulp
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1¼ cup water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 4 heaped tbsp powdered agar agar strands
- FOR COCONUT MILK BASE:
- ⅔ cup water
- 2 heaped tbsp powdered agar agar strands
- ⅔ cup coconut millk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- A pinch of salt
- For making the mango base, heat water and agar agar and cook till melted. Add in other ingredients and cook till the mixture comes to a boil.
- Pour the mixture into 6 bowls. Allow it to come to room temperature.
- While the mango base cools, let's make the coconut milk base. Heat water and agar agar till it melts. Add the coconut milk and remaining ingredients and cook till heated.
- Divide equally into the six bowls. It will cause a marble effect.
- Once it comes to room temperature, keep in the fridge to cool completely.