Friday, March 18, 2011

Mango Tango

Mango is no doubt one of my favourite tropical fruit.
The juicy sweetness of its flesh just makes my mouth water every time I think of it.
I love it in ice cream and desserts just as much as on its own.

This is an Ice Cream I made,
it has mango pieces, canned pineapple pieces, unsalted pistachios and dried cranberries in an ice cream made with strawberry puree, whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk,
I love the sensation of every mouthful you get hit with different ingredients,
the fruit and nut combo always appeal to me.
Now dig in, shall we?
This cheesecake is delicious,
even if you think you can't make cheesecake,
you'll have to try this.
It's not as hard as you think.
Recipe from here: Mango Nectar Cheesecake
Only change the fruit to whichever you fancy.
It was originally Apricot Nectar Cheesecake,
I also added mango pieces to the topping.

See the little guys standing up with a letter pegged to them with a mini peg?
They are cute, aren't they?
I just love the idea of them standing around in front of every placesetting at the table to show the guests where their seats are.
I've been combining work with enjoying and eating, in this case Mango Cheesecake,
been twisting wires making these for placecards,

You can't see it clearly, but there's actually a little hook that I twisted for the letter card to sit on.
The top of the stand is like the shape of the top end of a shepherd's staff.
I think they are handy especially when different guests with different names come over,
I can just swap the letters over to suit the initial of their first name.
Or I could make up some name cards with their first name on,
or make the card white and the names black so they look more distinctive.
Now if you would excuse me,
I would like to go back to work......... and the yummy cheesecake and tea.
Have a fabulous weekend, won't you?
Today I'm linking up with My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.


Susan said...

OMG. That ice cream sounds absolutely divine. Susan

wowaccountforsale said...

I love mangoes in cheese cakes! It has a particular tanginess i like when devouring the cream and the fruit together, yum. The icecream is absolute delish.