Thursday, 18 January 2007
When we were out shopping for groceries the other day, my 5-year old squealed with delight when he saw a row of jelly crystals on the supermarket shelves. He loves jelly. He used to chant this jelly commercial jingle that goes: "Give me one, give me one, give me one more!" I promised him that I will make him some jelly puddings this week. I made him orange puddings today.
I used the recipe that was meant for mango puddings. I was not able to find any mangoes in the nearby fruit stalls these few days. They seem to disappear overnight! This recipe was given to me by my friend many years ago. You will be surprised at how simple it is to make delicious mango puddings! I replaced the mango chunks with orange chunks, and used a orange flavoured jelly crystals. The orange puddings turn out just as good, although I would still prefer the mango ones :)
Here's the recipe for the mango puddings.
(makes 9 jelly cups)
1 packet of Jelly Crystals (pineapple flavour)
1 cup of boiling water
1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk (Full cream)
1 mango, cut into small chunks
Pour a cup of hot boiling water into a bowl, stir in the jelly crystals making sure the crystals dissolved completely. Add in the can of evaporate milk. Stir in the mango chunks. Mix well. Spoon into jelly cups. Chill in fridge to set.
That's it, as simple as that!
Tip: There is no mango flavoured jelly crystals, so the closest is the pineapple flavour. After filling the jelly cups, use a teaspoon to remove air bubbles which will form on the surface, otherwise there will be unsightly bubbles on the surface of the pudding when set.