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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

How To Avoid "Roast Chicken" Moments

This post is specially dedicated to Kenny Mah (Life for Beginners).

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!

mango royale
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

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
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.

Step 5
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!!!


PureGlutton said...

Babe, I'm sure Kenny will treasure this from you :-)) So easy to make!

Babe_KL said...

PG, I told him, he din belip so I post this here hahaha

J said...

Poor Kenny Mah.

... Kena teased "kao-kao" (full-full?) so many rounds over the chicken oredi - at the party, on twitter, on his blog post and now on your blog post too.

Haha... but it's only because we love him, right? :)

Babe_KL said...

eh J, I din tease him here worrr :P I'm helping him out to prevent it from happening again :D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yay, i can do this next time and not bring store bought char siu oso! wheeee!

Babe_KL said...

Oooo I'm glad I'm of help to the Queen!

Kenny Mah said...

@babe_kl: Thanks so much, I shall indeed treasure this recipe... was just gonna ask you for it, actually.

But we gotta coordinate and sync our potluck offerings else we'd BOTH bring Mango Royale to the same party! :P

@J: Yalor kena kao-kao. But Devil says I enjoy it wor. He's rubbish, he is. :P

@Lyrical Lemongrass: Does this mean I can take over your offering and bring char siu as my potluck contribution? :P

FooDcrazEE said...

this is definitely easy to make, . .thx for the tips

Unknown said...

you make this recipe sounds easy! maybe I should try it out for my engagement party?? hahaha im still thinking of what to make because it'll be a houseparty instead of going out to a fancy restaurant :)

jen @

qwazymonkey said...

Queen LL can make Lemongrass Royale and I'll bring Banana Royale, together with your Mango Royale and Kenny Mah's Cold storage roast chicken, we can call it a royal party!

Babe_KL said...

Don't worry Kenny, I can bring chicken but not the roasted kind LOL.

You're most welcome Mike! Hey where have you been lah?

Jen, this is really very easy, no kidding one!

Jon, Royal feast??? I LIKE!!! when and where??? :p

vialentino said...

nice post indeed...came across just heavenly...very familiar...i think digi bakery cakes are gotten from just heavenly as what the owner told me...btw, many staff complaint about the cakes quality and doesnt worth the price...definitely need to reduce.

Babe_KL said...

Oooo OK vialentino, lemme confirm with Nigel if they're supplying to digi. BTW, have you tried Just Heavenly cakes from their own outlets? You must try and then compare.

Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Oh and babe-kl, thanks so much for allowing me to reply and for your reply to vialentino

Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Hiya vialentino

This is Nigel from Just heavenly.

Thank you for your comment.

I would love to hear specifics which I can act on e.g. is there a deterioration in taste, texture, look of a certain cake that made you say this?

I live for comments like that because it allows us to improve.

But without specifics and just a comment like "btw, many staff complaint about the cakes quality and doesnt worth the price...definitely need to reduce" seems to me to be something which ALL consumers desire ;-) LOWER PRICES ;-) hahaha

I thank you for your comment and look forward to any specifics you might be able to offer. e.g. "Your death by chocolate doesn't look like it used to and it was dry/soft/runny."

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, very easy recipe to follow too, great for hot summer days.

fatboybakes said...

phwah, so terror menerrra ah, can whisk cream using chopsticks!! so shaolin laidat!!!!

Babe_KL said...

No worries Nigel, what frens are for anyway ;-)

LCOM, ya and you should have more choices of fruits to use :D

FBB, not whisk leh just need to blend the 2 ingredients in only!