Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mango Cake


2 cups milk
2 eggs
½ cup caster sugar
1½ to 2 cups of mango pulp, flesh or canned
1 tsp. Unflavoured gelatine
2 tablespoon water
1 cup cream


Turn freezer to its coldest setting. Put milk in a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil. Meanwhile separate eggs and beat the yolks with half the sugar in a bowl until thick and light.Pour a little of the hot milk on to the yolks, stirring constantly, then return yolk mixture to saucepan and cook over hot water or on very low heat.

Stir all the time, do not allow to reach simmering point or the custard will curdle. As soon as it is thick enough to lightly coat back of spoon, remove from the heat and keep stirring until it cools somewhat. Pour into freezer tray and freeze until mushy.

Sprinkle gelatine over cold water in a cup and stand the cup in a small saucepan of water.Bring water to the boil so gelatine dissolves. Stir this into the mango pulp.

Whip the cream until it holds soft peaks. Do not over-beat or the ice cr
eam will have a buttery texture.Beat egg whites until soft peak forms; add remaining sugar and beat until soft and glossy.

Scrape half frozen custard into a bowl and beat with rotary beater until it is smooth, but do not let it melt.Chilling bowl and beater helps in hot weather. Fold in the mango pulp, egg whites and whipped cream and return to freezer trays. Freeze until firm.

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