Flora and fauna are in full bloom and their bright colors are the backdrop for the summer season. Fruit vendors are sprawled across the roads with their carts resembling an artist’s canvas; splashed with a plethora of colors. Fruits are the essence of summer; cooling you down when the sun is scorching above. The South Asians eager await the onset of summer as it brings the mango season with it.
This fleshy fruit has its roots in South Asia and still remains to be a popular fruit in the region, with its demand now spreading far and wide. I am not a mango fan, but the warm orange and bright yellow shades just enhance the beauty of any dessert or dinner table. You will find most mangoes in countries that have a warm, tropical climate, hence more than a third of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India, Pakistan is considered the largest exporter of this fleshy fruit and the mango tree is Bangladesh’s national tree.
- 2-3 Mangoes
- I pkt digestive biscuits or any of your choice
- 1/2 slab of butter
- 1 pkt whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp vanilla honey (optional)
- In a food processor, blitz the biscuits till it becomes powdery. (Note: Make sure it is not too fine as it will take longer to set in the fridge)
- Melt the butter and pour into the food processor till it mixes with the crushed biscuits. (Note: The mixture should be firm and not runny, be careful not to add too much butter)
- Take a round cake pan and remove the bottom plate and place it on a cake tray. Press the biscuit mixture down onto the base with a spoon.
- Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes till the biscuit base is set.
- While the base is cooling, whip the cream with an electric whisk till soft peaks form. Add some vanilla and vanilla honey to the cream.
- Pour the cream on top of the biscuit base and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.
- Cut the mangoes and place them on top of the pie once it is taken out of the fridge.
- Detach the sides of the cake pan and your pie is ready to be served.
Desserts made with mangoes are delectable, as their sweetness seeps into your palette and the fruit simply melts in your mouth. Most of the time, there is no need to add extra sugar to your desserts, as mangoes act as a natural sweetener. My mango dessert recipe is simple, yet will have all your family members pining for more.