Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dainty Pink Pudding


Of late I've not been having much to say. So well, this is a pudding. It's dainty and it's pink! It's one of my dessert darlings - neither too sweet nor too heavy - a gentle mouth amuser.

Fresh strawberries-25 nos (should bring 11/2 cup pulp)
Granulated sugar-3/4 cup
Gelatin-11/2 tbsp
Egg white-2
Whipping cream-11/4 cup
Cold water-1/4 cup

Soak gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Once it's properly soaked add 1/4 cup boiling water to it and melt the gelatin. Mash strawberry in a bowl; mix it with the sugar; and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Add gelatin to the strawberry-sugar and blend well with a spatula and refrigerate for a short while. Take it out and add the whipping cream and mix well again. Beat the egg white in a separate glass bowl (make sure it's completely dry; otherwise stiff peaks won't form) till stiff peaks form and fold in atop the entire mix. Keep it 3 hours in the refrigerator or freeze it for 1/2 hour.

Take it out and enjoy the dainty morsels.

I mix in the egg white too and do not leave it atop. So my pudding is a gloppy mass and not the slice-able gelatin pudding.


Source: Lakshmi Nair





25 comments:

Cardamom Hills said...

heyyy.....Simple and Beautiful!! =) did you use whipping cream or the dream whip sachets? What consistence for the cream?

Medeja said...

Great dessert! Strawberries and cream..amazing combination :)

Suja Manoj said...

That's beautiful one,classic divine combo..can never say no to strawberry pudding..

anthony stemke said...

This is a lovely pudding, irresistable.

the Junkie book said...

mj: am so glad to hear from you. what have you been up to? was feeling a lil lost without you, my old school blogger mate ;p

An Open Book said...

you know what ive had bad luck with anything with gelatin :(
pannacotts, pudding, nothing works out great. I wonder where i go wrong. Thanks for that link..yes he does look like ranvir

Indu said...

Definitely dainty....I love baby pink colour.....

Cardamom Hills said...

Comin back soon!!! :p Was shifting to a new house, a new kitchen ;)

Anna C said...

Thoma, this is such a lovely presentation! The pictures are beautiful. This dessert is so dainty and feminine. It would be perfect for a baby shower or a little girl's special birthday.

the Junkie book said...

Wow Anna, that was a comment dropped straight from your heart! Thank you!

maha said...

very tasty n luks beautiful too..nice one.Book marked.
Maha

Sarah said...

that is a cute and darling pudding! lovely presentation too...

Elisabeth said...

Hi Thoma-such a lovely, dainty, and dreamy pink pudding. Love the presentation, and the photos as well!
Hugs,

Suchi said...

Dear Thoma,

Loved the new look of your blog. Sorry gal, for not keeping in touch for so long :( - Your blog is jazzed up and the recipes look great - kotthu parantha is my fav which i could easily lap up and have this pudding for dessert heartily...BURP!

Jay said...

looks wonderful & tasty..;)
Tasty Appetite

schmetterlingwords said...

That's a delicious and pretty pudding...

Thank you Thoma for all your lovely words... you have always been a special one among my readers.. Hugs!! :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, this is so beautifully photographed...and delicious, too!!! I just love berry desserts :)

PS...I answered your ice cream question (well, sort of!), on my blog, but I'll repeat it here. What I didn't say is that there are all sorts of methods...some that you cook first, some that you don't. So you could find a recipe that doesn't need a thermometer. I think ice cream is easier to make than anything you bake, so you'll be fine.

If you want to guestimate when your custard reaches 170º, I'd just wait till you see it steaming...since 212º is boiling, you want it below that temp...maybe just a few tiny bubbles around the edges... Hope that helps a bit (I think you want above 160 for egg safety...but not much higher to keep the custard creamy).

Have a great week!!!!

Patty said...

But the gloppy part is fun!!!

the Junkie book said...

Patty: You do have a way with words :p

Mj: I used sachets for this. It's a near-thick batter consistency.

Nisha: I've tried some gelatin flop desserts too. Look up my Eunice Cheesecake Pudding. Tht's fool proof.

myinnerchick.com said...

Beautiful in Pink !! I love this.

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the Junkie book said...

Thank you all for dropping by!

Cathleen said...

I love anything with strawberries. I`m intrigued. I should try this sometime

Vardhini said...

Colorful treat. Thx for sharing.

Vardhini
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Jill Colonna said...

Who needs to say that much when you have a great dessert that works and flies? This looks great, Thoma. Love your photos too!

the Junkie book said...

Thank you Jill. So what does that mean? You always have a lot to say and your desserts are also great! ;p