Total Time
37mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

This is a special dessert from today's Thursday magazine for children that combines fruits, custard sauce and coconut fingers. Do I hear the kids say, "Hey Mummy, this is "Yummy" for my Tummy!?!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the fruit salad

  • 3 cups mixed fruit, finely chopped (apple, banana, mango, peaches, seedless grapes, etc.)
  • 1 12 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mango essence
  • For the custard sauce

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 8 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • For coconut fingers

  • 1 tablespoon butter, for greasing
  • 6 slices bread
  • 12 cup condensed milk
  • 6 tablespoons coconut, grated
  • For decoration

  • 12 cup seedless pomegranate
  • 3 -5 cherries

Directions

  1. For the fruit salad: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until served.
  3. For the custard sauce: Mix custard powder, sugar and 1 cup milk into a mixture, free of lumps.
  4. Keep aside.
  5. In a deep glass dish, microwave leftover milk on HIGH for 5 minutes uncovered.
  6. Stir once in between.
  7. Add custard solution, mix and microwave on medium (50 percent) for 7 minutes uncovered.
  8. Stir once in between.
  9. Cool the mixture and refrigerate until served.
  10. Coconut fingers: Remove the brown edges of the bread and cut them into 2 lengthwise.
  11. Arrange them on a greased ceramic plate on high-rack and grill for 5 minutes.
  12. Turn over the bread slices.
  13. Spread condensed milk followed by grated coconut on the soft side of each piece.
  14. Grill further for 5 minutes.
  15. Allow standing time of 2 minutes.
  16. Cool and keep airtight.
  17. To Serve: Take a serving bowl.
  18. Put into it, 4 tbsp.
  19. of fruit salad.
  20. Add 1/2 cup custard sauce.
  21. Mix extremely well.
  22. Garnish with 1 tbsp.
  23. pomegranate, top with a cherry and an inserted coconut finger per portion.
  24. Serve this dream dessert chilled.
  25. Alternatively, slice a few pieces of your favourite vanilla cake, top it with the custard sauce and cherries.
  26. Serve chilled.
  27. Tip: For a creamy and smooth custard sauce, one must always pass it through a sieve before refrigeration.

Reviews

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I made this this evening and served it for dessert tonight - "mmmmmmmmmmmm" :) The only change in ingredient was I used non-fat milk instead of the full cream one for a lower-fat substitutuion. It's a very tasty dessert and must be served chilled. Tastes yummmmmm!

Charishma_Ramchandani November 22, 2002

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