Salams All…wow we are on Day 7 already…alhumdulillah…today I thought I’d post a dessert recipe…to be honest with the short time between Iftar and Sehri we just haven’t had a pudding in Ramadhan yet…there’s either no space in our tummies or just no time to eat it. This dessert is a lovely refreshing one…the fruits used can be tinned or fresh..also you can use any fruits that you like and doesn’t have to be the ones I’ve put in the recipe. Again this recipe can be made in a larger dish for the whole family to dish out and enjoy as much as they want or individual glasses.
2 loaves Mcvities fruit cake (or if you prefer you can also use Any Madeira cake or any plain sponge)
250g Mascarpone cheese
Half tin sweet condensed milk
1 340ml Nestle extra thick cream
1 large tin of Lychees (chopped)
1 tin Mango Slices (cubed)
1 tin peach slices (chopped)
15-20 strawberries (chopped)
2 packets Halal Jelly (I used Ahmeds strawberry and Lychee mixed together)
Mixed Chopped Nuts
NOTE: *Reserve the juices/syrups from the tinned fruit*
Slice the Fruit Cake and layer in a rectangle Pyrex dish. With a spoon drizzle some of the reserved juice from the tinned fruit onto the cake slices to moisten them. Evenly distribute half of each type of the chopped fruit on top of the cake slices and then sprinkle with the chopped nuts.
With the reserved juices/syrup from the tinned fruit make up the jelly as per instructions on the box (top up the syrup with water to make up amount needed to make the jelly) pour the jelly into a rectangle dish and leave to cool and set.
Separately in a medium plastic bowl empty the tin of nestle extra thick cream and lightly whisk, then add the mascarpone cheese and whisk again and lastly add the nestle condensed milk and whisk until well combined.
Once Jelly is set with a spoon take small slivers of the jelly and place on top of the layered fruit cake and fruit that is already in the Pyrex dish until covered.
Now pour the cream/mascarpone mixture on top of the Jelly.
Decorate with the remaining chopped fruit and sprinkle with some more nuts.
Chill for a few hours in the fridge or overnight.