Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 11th June 2010
A couple of weeks ago I reached out to my Facebook visitors and asked them what type of dessert they would like to see in one of my upcoming posts. It was a little surprising that most were looking for either a dessert with mangoes or one with bananas. They requested a dessert that was quick and easy to make and one that was refreshing.
I wanted to find the perfect dessert and started my search through my endless cookbooks. I wanted a simple recipe that didn’t require any fancy tools or special equipment. I’ve come to realize not everyone owns a stand mixer, food processor, special tart tins, ice cream makers and the endless other tools that some of us couldn’t live without.
One day I was viewing the many food images on the internet and ran across a photo of mango syllabub. I’d never heard of the dessert but it was presented so beautifully in the photo that I decided to find the recipe.
Imagine my surprise when I realized the dessert was so simple to make and used only a few kitchen tools.
So to you, my Facebook visitors, I present Mango & Lemon Syllabub, a quick, easy and refreshing dessert, perfect for summer entertaining.
The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can take a few fresh, sweet mangoes with few other ingredients and with very little effort produce such a delicious dessert. The finely chopped mango adds a nice texture to the smooth puree, and I especially liked the whipped cream sweetened with honey. The tartness of the lemon provides a nice balance to the sweetness of the mango. Hope you all enjoy!
I can’t believe V’s bridal shower is only a couple of days away. Time has flown by, we are tending to all the last minute details. All of the baking is almost complete. One of our traditions is to give each of our guests a cookie plate to take home. We are getting together tomorrow evening to assemble and decorate the cookie plates with cellophane and ribbon. I look forward to tasting all the many cookies everyone has baked.
My goddaughter, Gabrielle, and my sister-in-law Beth are driving in from New Jersey this evening for the festivities, I can’t wait to see them.
V and I spoke today and she is very excited and I hope the day is very memorable for her.
Wishing you all a great weekend!
Mango & Lemon Syllabub
(adapted from BBC Good Food)
For the Lemon Syllabub:
- 12 ounces heavy cream
- zest of 1/2 lemon & 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons honey
For the Mango Purée:
- 3 large mangoes, peeled and stoned, 1 finely chopped (reserve 1/4 to serve)
- 4 teaspoons honey
- juice of 1/2 lemon
To serve Mango & Lemon Syllabub:
- flesh of 1/4 mango, finely chopped
- mint sprigs
- For the syllabub, with a hand-held mixer or wire whisk, whip the heavy cream until slightly thickened. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice & honey, with a wooden spoon, stir to combine. Let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
- For the purée, put the flesh of 2 mangoes in a food processor or blender and blend to a purée. Add the honey and lemon juice and blend until smooth. With a spoon, stir in 3/4 of the finely chopped mango. Spoon the purée mixture into the base of 6 glasses.
- Spoon the whipped cream mixture on top of the mango purée.
- Garnish with the remaining 1/4 finely chopped mango and add a sprig of mint.
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