|My gorgeous Aunt Villies delectable Macroon Torte with fresh Mangoes and whipped cream recreated for my TV appearance on Out and In with The Cook's Cook.|
|While the cream is simply spooned on to the cake, the diced mangoes are piled carefully|
in to the center well.
|A touch of fresh mint adds colour to finish it off.|
Makes a 9 inch/ 23 cm round cake.
3/4 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup or 10 cream cracker biscuits
1 1/4 cup fine sugar
6 egg whites at room temperature
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup fine sugar
In a food processor using the pulse button roughly crush the almonds. Add the cream cracker biscuits and repeat using the pulse button until both are crushed. Do not turn it into a powder but leave it slightly grainy to help give the cake a crunch.
With an electric beater whip the egg whites and the baking powder until soft peaks start to form, add the vanilla. In a gentle stream add the sugar.
Fold in the crumbled biscuit and almond mixture using a metal spoon or a silicone spatula.
Over turn into a prepared, 9 inch/ 23 cm spring form pan.
Bake in a preheated oven of 350 F or 175 C for 25 minutes.
2 cups cream
2 oz/57 gm fine sugar
2 large firm ripe mangoes
Whip the cream to stiff peaks, add the sugar.
Peel and dice the mangoes,
Spoon the cream over the cake, leaving a small well in the center to help hold the mangoes and its juices within the cake.
Top with mangoes.
Optionally decorate it with fresh mint.
You may need an additional 5 minutes to the baking, depending on your oven. It should look slightly pink tinge when done and dry to the touch.
Do not turn it into a powder but leave it slightly grainy to help give the cake a crunch.
If the mangoes are not sweet naturally, add the juice of half a lime and a tablespoon of sugar. A dash of salt also helps to enhance the flavours and bring the fruit to life.
My published cookbooks are available for sale through myself and on amazon.
The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders is a 3 award winning book. It has been self published in July 2019 and will be going into its second print in 2022.
The Art of Parsi Cooking; reviving an ancient cuisine was published in 2016 by Austin Macauley and continues to be available through amazon book depot book depository and from the publishers.
Photo Courtesy Natasha Stoppel
25th October 2018
Tried your Fresh Fruit Torte, which was an instant hit and enjoyed by all.