- First dilute 2 packs of strawberry jelly into 1.5 cups of hot water and allow it to cool. Once cooled ..place it in the refrigerator to set well.
- For the Custard - In a sauce pan - take 2 cups of milk, 1/4 sugar , a pinch of salt, 2 egg yolks and 1/4 cup corn starch, a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix all of these until they are free of lumps. Heat on a double boiler, keep stirring until it comes together in a creamy custard. This could also be done on direct fire on low heat - keep stirring to avoid lumps - if ever there has been a goof up - add a tablespoon of milk - loosen the custard ad sieve it .......... Cover with cling to avoid skin formation - allow to cool.
- For the filling - use fresh seasonal fruits of your choice - I have used mangoes, peaches,bananas and pineapple - chopped into bite sized pieces.
- Whip up chilled 250 ml cream along with 2 tbsps of sugar - for a creamy layer in between.
To assemble the pudding -
Take a wide bowl - lay the bottom layer with custard evenly
Spread the fruit bites all over the custard and slightly press it down.
Spread the chilled whipped cream and cover the fruits totally.
Roughly break up the tightly set jelly - and spread them all over , even if it means to top the bits one over the other . The idea is for it to look like flaming coal.
Set in the refrigerator for full 2 hours - they sure can be scooped out well into serving bowls.
Please adjust sugar if you like it sweeter - I have kept it low sugar in all the layers - bec the fruits have their own sugars, jelly comes sweet anyways.Therefore when they are all eaten together - there should be a balance.
So sorry I missed the pics - this is one I managed to capture..... it was all over too soon :)