May 08, 2007

Spring Chocolate Sundae


May 16 is LIVESTRONG Day. It is organised by Lance Armstrong's Foundation to raise awareness issues on a national level and in local communities across the country. Barabara of Winos and Foodies is hosting TASTE OF YELLOW - an event with yellow culinary creations. This brave blogger from New Zealand is fighting her own battles with cancer. We wish you strength and determination in this fight and a complete recovery, Barbara.

Having lost my grandfather to colon cancer, I have seen his fight, chemotherapy and the return of cancer at close quarters. This one is for you, dadu!

Keeping with my recent spring theme, here is my own dessert creation. For lack of a better title, this is Spring Chocolate Sundae. You can put this in it tastes better than it looks category. I wasn't ready for the burst of flavors on my first bite. You taste the dark chocolate first. And about the same time, you become aware of the sweetness of mango and the tartness of fresh berry sauce. This explosion of flavors is like spring - fresh, bright and colorful.

Ingredients:
For chocolate mousse
1/2 cup dark chocolate
1/2 cup whipped cream

1/2 cup mango - thinly sliced

1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup blackberries
1 tbspoon honey
1 tbspoon orange juice

Method:
For chocolate sundae:
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Take it off the heat and fold in the whipped cream till it mixes well together. I didn't add any sugar, but you can add sugar according to your taste.

For berry sauce:
Heat a pan with orange juice and honey. Once it's hot, add the berries and let it cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes till the berries turn soft, but are intact. Let it cool before serving.

Assembling the Sundae:
Add chocolate mousse as the first layer. Then add the sliced mango pieces. Ideally, they should be in half-half ratio. Top it off liberally with the berry sauce.

Chill at least for an hour before serving.

Update - Also sending it to Deepa at Recipes'n More who is hosting AFAM this month and the fruit is Mango.

19 comments:

  1. hi,
    have become a fan of this sumptuous and delicious blog!
    being a foodie, love the pics and the recipes.
    keep it going folks!
    thanks for linking my veena stores post.
    you have been blogrolled.
    happy blogging
    regards
    bellur

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  2. Mandira thankyou for your entry. I'm sorry about your grandfather. I'm sure he would be proud of your entry.

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  3. Lovely.....no added powdered sugar, totally natural! and hence, my kind of dessert.

    Mandira, your Dadu sure would love this one.....

    i can imagine the burst of flavors you wrote about, wow! chocolate, berries and mangoes, aha! and beautiful picture too :).

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  4. wow mandira, love this cup of berries and mango lovely........

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  5. What a lovely post! In honor of your Dadu I'd like two of these please! Hugs to you for being so brilliant, Mandira!

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  6. Thats one fabulous pic Mandira.
    Sorry to hear about your Dadu but you make him proud

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  7. yummy it looks ....excellent and delicious one naturally from ur kitchen ...too good

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  8. That is a beautiful color....good one, Mandira.
    The recipe for the mousse is simple too, thanks...I have some bittersweet chocolate I need to get rid of, the kiddos won't touch it. :(

    trupti

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  9. Burst of flavour...got to try this..

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  10. Mandira, that chocolate sundae looks and sounds amazing... berries, mango and chocolate what not to love!
    BTW, you have an amazing blog here!

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  11. WOW! Mandira, that looks so delicious--and good for you.

    Watching a loved one die of cancer is a devastating thing. So sorry that happened to your Dadu

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  12. SLURP!!!!!! Thats an amazing combination!!!!!!

    And no egg in chocolate moose!!!!! I love it! :)

    It look great MAndira. :)

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  13. Nice picture and nice recipe Mandira.

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  14. please please enable your RSS feeds, hun. i don't want to miss your fantastic posts. like this one.

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  15. A tasty entry to a worthy event.

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  16. Mandira, grandpas are special aren't they? Sorry to hear about him but they do live on in spirit.

    The Spring Sundae looks delicious.

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  17. wow that does look good and I bet must have tasted the same...sorry to hear about your dadu...lost one of my cousins to cancer...have seen the pain that one goes through, and so can empathise with you...

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  18. Thank you everyone for your warm wishes. I appreciate it so much.

    Bellur - thank you, do keep visiting.

    Barbara - thanks for hosting this wonderful event. You are in our thoughts.

    Musical - I hope you'll enjoy the all natural sundae :)

    Roopa, Meeta, Sandeepa, Deepa, Trupti, Sushma - thank you. It means a lot.

    Thanks Sig, I hope you'll keep visiting.
    Sher, ISG and Sunita - thanks. You're right. I was close to my grandpa and it was tough times. Like you said, his memories are always with me.

    Coffee, Prema, Cynthia - thanks

    Bee- RSS (a big sigh)! OK I'll figure it out ;)

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  19. beautiful. a sight and tasty too.

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