Gong Hey Fat Choy Dear Readers!
This weekend heralds in the start of Chinese New Year- a time for families to get together, celebrate, and of course feast! What a great excuse to head out to some of my favourite restaurants and indulge in a few dishes at Yum Cha as well
I wanted to post a recipe or two as my celebratory contribution, but there are so many traditional New Year foods and superstitions that I don't want to step on any toes and have decided to keep it simple with a very easy recipe for one of our favourite yum cha desserts- Mango Pudding
Now although it's such a simple recipe, I've made a few changes to make it lactose free and supermarket friendly. The usual Evaporated Milk has been switched out for Coconut Milk and I've opted for Gelatine instead of Agar Agar as it's easier to find. The flavour is only slightly different, and the set is just a little softer, but it still tastes terrific and is a fabulous ending to a heavy meal
Mango Pudding- Yum Cha Style!
2 Cups Mango Puree
1 cup Coconut Milk or Cream
1/3 cup Castor Sugar
3 tsp Gelatine Powder
decent pinch of Salt
Pop the coconut milk, sugar, gelatine and salt into a saucepan and heat gently. Stir until the sugar and gelatine is all dissolved, but be careful not to let it boil or the gelatine will start to break down and your dessert might not set
Bring off the heat, then add to the mango puree and blend it all together thoroughly
See, gorgeous and smooth!
Pour into molds/ serving dishes and chill in the fridge for a few hours or until set through
Admittedly the yum cha dessert we know and love is usually a much brighter yellow, but mine is made nice and fresh and I think it tastes just as great- and bonus points for not making me sick with lactose either. Win win!
So Dear Readers, what celebrations does your family enjoy, and what is your favourite Yum Cha/Dim Sum dish?
Gong Hey Fat Choy, lovely! Thanks for reminding me :O I am impressed with your creativity, as always. I'm craving yum cha, it's been so long! Love sui mai (spelling?!) the most.ReplyDelete
And to you too Heidi! Those are always yummy, do you ever make your own? :)Delete
Rebecca this is perfect for CNY but also because mangoes are so good nowadays! Gong Hei Fat Choy!! :DReplyDelete
Thanks sweetie! There are so many varieties of mangoes now aren't there Lorraine- which is your favourite? I'm not too keen on the R2E2 ones though xoxDelete
Mango pudding!! In a fish mould! It doesn't get any more festive for CNY than that! Have a wonderful year of the Horse, darling! xxxReplyDelete
I got that little carp mould in Songapore and have been wanting to play with it Celia, I finally remembered in time! I hope you have a wonderful time catching up with your family too sweetie xoxDelete
Gong Hey Fat Choy Bec... and what a beautiful recipe! You are always presenting recipes that are so creative.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Lizzy- I see no reason at all why I should miss out on any deliciousness just because I'm InTolerant!Delete
I'm going to make this. Definitely before the end of the mango season. This looks really good and a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This will be the first Chinese dessert I've ever made! xxReplyDelete
I certainly hope you enjoy it Charlie, I think the 'real' ones sometimes cheat and just use mango nectar and gelatine- but I like this one better! Let me know how you get on sweetie xoxDelete
Anything with mango and coconut milk has got to be GOOD! I can't understand why it was ever made from evaporated milk :/
What a lovely dessert, thanks for sharing :)
Thanks Julie! I think it was just because tinned Carnation milk kept so well on the shelf and was handy. This one tastes better though! :) xDelete
Oh, I love this stuff and it's perfect for a treat on a hot day. I'm off to get some mangoes!ReplyDelete
Stock the freezer while they're in season too Amanda, so cheap at the moment! :)Delete
Hi Chef! Thanks for the great recipe :) I made it last night for my diabetic grandparents but used half the sugar. I also strained the mixture through a sieve to get it extra smooth.ReplyDelete
Ms Bureaucrat from http://eatandbemerryfortomorrowwediet.blogspot.com.au/
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! The great thing about cooking is being able to tweak recipes to suit you and any InTolerances you have to deal with to keep your body happy. Good for you and thanks for letting me know! :)Delete
Its been a good year for mangoes here and I have a supplier with full trees, will make this instead of the many jars mango chutney.ReplyDelete
I'm so jealous Simcha, I wish you could send me a few crates too :) My parents used to get so many mangoes that they would feed them to the cows!! :)Delete
I love mango pudding. Might do a few tweeks and swap the sugar for stevia and and I have agar agar in the pantry.ReplyDelete