I had the mangoes and Srivalli's mango mela event..I also had the heavy whipping which I bought in IBCA(Institute for baking and cake art,Bangalore) after searching in almost half a dozen supermarkets...In one of the super markets, when I asked for the heavy cream, the sales girl gave me a shaving cream!!!!!Its that difficult to get the heavy cream here...
I just used the cream once when I made eggless chocolate pudding. I was so happy to see the stiff peaks forming while whipping the cream...I wanted to use the cream again, this time with mangoes..I googled and was surprised to find that there are indeed recipes using pureed fruits and whipped cream and are called fruit fools. I saw many recipes for strawberry fruit fool. I came up with my own version of mango fruit fool.
The recipe goes like this..
Ingredients to make two pudding cups of fruit fool.
Ripe mango: 1(around 350 gms) to make around 200 gms of puree. Granulated white sugar: 2 tbsp each for the puree and cream.(add more sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit) Heavy whipping cream: 150 gms Few peeled and cut mango pieces for garnishing(optional)
Procedure to make the mango puree
1. Peel the mango, take the pulp from the seed and mash it in a mixer by adding 2 tbsp of sugar. 2. Once it is pureed nicely, place it in a bowl.
Procedure to make the cream
1. Whip the cream and 2 tbsp of sugar in low and medium speeds using a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.(it took around 3 to 4 minutes)
Procedure to make the fruit fool
1. Fold in the mango puree with the whipped cream gently leaving some white streaks of the cream. 2. Tranfer to pudding cups and garnish with cut mango pieces if needed.
Delicious mango fruit fool is ready..
Instead of making fruit fool with all the puree, I tried setting layers of mango puree and the fruit fool in a glass.
I did the following for that.
1. Took half the mango puree(100 gms) in a separate bowl. 2. Whipped only 80 gms of cream and made the fruit fool with the remaining 100 gms of puree by following the method provided above. 3. In a glass, first added some puree and cut mango pieces. 4. On top of it added some fruit fool, then added again the puree and mango pieces and then the fruit fool. 5. Garnished with some cut mango pieces and a cherry.
It tasted fantastic and makes for a great dessert after a feast.
I am sending this recipe to Srivalli's Mango mela event.