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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Custard & Fruits Salad


          This is a simple and an easy to make dessert. It is not only delicious but also visually appealing. It is a good alternative to serving any Indian sweets or ice-cream. The custard and the oats kheer (pudding) can always be prepared much in advance and refrigerated. 

          Just before serving, all you need to do is to cut the fruits of your choice and layer them as per individual preference and voila you have an exotic looking dessert in front of you. 

          One can experiment with different varieties of fruits and combinations to turn out a masterpiece in a glass. The toppings can be varied too, in the form of ice cream, strawberries, cherries, chopped nuts, etc.









Custard--

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. custard powder
  • 5 tbsp. sugar

Kheer--

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. oats
  • 2 tbsp. sugar


  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 Grape fruit, chopped
  • 2 wafers
  • 1 tsp. jam
  • pomegranate pearls






          Custard - Add the custard powder to 1/2 cup milk and mix well so that there are no lumps. Keep aside. 

          Bring the remaining milk to a boil. Add sugar and simmer on low flame till it is dissolved.
Gradually add the custard mix and keep stirring continuously till it thickens. Keep aside to cool.

Oats Kheer - Boil the milk and sugar. Add oats and cook, stirring continuously on low flame till it thickens. Keep aside to cool.

          Now to assemble - Take a long glass. At the bottom add the custard, followed by the grape fruit, mango and then oats. 

          Follow the same procedure again. Top it up with some pomegranate pearls, 1/2 tsp. jam and wafers. Arrange the second glass too in the same manner. Your Custard & Fruits Salad is ready to relish.


  

                              Ingredients for the custard - milk, custard powder and sugar.




                              Bring the milk to a boil. Add sugar and let it dissolve. Add the 
                              custard powder mixed with 1/2 cup milk .




                              Stir continuously till it thickens.




                              Boil milk and sugar. Add the oats and cook on low flame till thick.









       


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