Monday, September 19, 2011

Fruit & Nut Custard with Jelly


Today is my 25th post & with 7 awards in a row i really wanted to celebrate this occasion with a sweet & simple recipe. Fruit custard is one of my all time favorite desserts , very easy to make with few ingredients , healthy & delicious & the best part is that it can be done in 15 minutes if you are having guests at a very short notice. Not saying too much here goes the recipe for this easy, breezy super delicious dessert.

For the custard:

1 cup milk
2 tablespoons custard powder( I have used vanilla flavour)
2 tablespoon sugar
2 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon raisins( kishmis)
1 teaspoon coarsely chopped pistachios

For the Jelly:

3 tablespoons  of Jelly Crystals ( I have used cherry flavoured Vegetarian jelly)
1/2 cup water
Some fruit of your choice ( I have added raspberries)


Method:

Bring milk to a boil in a pan, when the milk starts boiling add sugar, cardamom , raisins & nuts  & keep stirring so the milk dosent stick to the pan.
Dissolve the custard powder in 1/4 cup of water & add to boiling milk slowly & keep stirring to avoid any lumps . Just stir for 3-4 minutes & turn off the heat. Let the custard cool completely before assembling.

For the jelly , boil half cup of water in a pan ( I generally do it in the microwave)
Add jelly crystals to the boiled water & stir well until the crystals dissolve completely.
Let the jelly mixture cool before adding any fruit. Refrigerate for 25-30 minutes.
I have added some raspberries here to the jelly.
Jelly can be served as you would like .....just as is or on top of the custard . I have just assembled the dessert in individual portions. You can add any fruit of your choice to the custard.

A big thank you to all my dear friends who have supported me all through with all their beautiful compliments. It is your comments & compliments that I feel are a reward for all my efforts to share some of my tried & tested recipes with you . Happy Cooking & keep blogging.