Well, if you have read Kenny's latest post, you would have come across his "roast chicken" moments. Now, to prevent another one of those moment, I've written specific instructions on how to avoid such moment :p Kenny, I hope this helps.
You see, I've brought Mango Royale for dessert to PureGlutton's party and it's the easiest dessert one can cough up for say potluck parties with minimal equipment you have in your kitchen. I've done some tweaking to this recipe and it's quite versatile and you can't go wrong, well unless you read the recipe wrongly!
Pic nicked from Nigel of Just Heavenly
So here's the step-by-step method and ingredients (for kitchen noobs):
- About 1 kg of fresh ripe mangoes (about 3-4 medium sized ones)
- 100 ml sweetened condensed milk (in Malaysia they're now known as sweetened creamer/krimer manis)
- 250 ml all-purpose cream/whipping cream/thickened cream also works (they come in UHT packets)
- 10-15 McVite's digestive biscuits but I've used about 20+ Tiger marie biscuits for a crunchier base (amount depending on the size of your container)
- half a cup of melted butter
Place the biscuits into a sturdy plastic bag (ziplock but I like to use the bag from bread loaf like Gardenia/High5). Bash them up with rolling pin or back of saucepan/frying pan into crumbs.
Place the crumbs on the base of your container (plastic ones will do). Drizzle melted butter all over and mix well. Use your fingers and lightly pat them down. Try not to compact the crumbs, otherwise it's very hard to cut through. Leave this aside.
Holding a whole mango, cut both sides down the midddle. Take the mango half and use a spoon to scoop the meat out from the skin. Place the mango halves onto the crumb base. You may use the middle portion to fill up the empty space in between and also for the topping.
With a wire whisk (if you don't have any, just use a pair of chopsticks, spoon also can), blend together the cream and sweetened condensed milk. Pour over the mango halves. You can sprinkle some chopped mangoes over the top.
Cover tightly and freeze for at least two hours or until firm. Remove from freezer for about 5 minutes or more, then use a knife and cut them into squares before serving.
Viola!!! A very simple dessert that anyone can make to avoid "roast chicken" moments :D
BTW, if mangoes are not in season, you can use other options like tinned longan (which I've done before), lychees, tinned mandarin orange segments, peaches, strawberries etc... the list is rather limitless.
Good luck and most important, have fun!!!