But what is the connection with fruit salad and an old childhood friend? Well, this is the dessert that I grew up with. A Christmas, Easter or any other celebration without a fruit salad was unimaginable. A packet of Brown & Polson custard powder was a permanent tenant in the fridge!
When I flew first time to USA after marriage, I took a packet of Brown & Polson, thinking custard powder won’t be available :D! Today in Australia, amidst a multicultural society numerous of varieties of desserts are available. But… nothing can give me the comfort and smoothness, a bowl of homemade fruit salad gives!
This is the 50th post of my blog; where I strive to keep the me in me alive. What else is appropriate rather than a bowl of my childhood dessert to celebrate this special event! Cheers and thanks to everybody following me and your encouragements…
- Strawberries – 6 nos
- Kiwi fruit (peeled) – 2 nos
- Pineapple (peeled) – ¼ of one
- Apple – 2 nos
- Rock melon – ½ of a small one
- Mango (peeled)– 1 no
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Milk – 1 litre
- Vanilla custard powder – 3 tbsp
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Cut fruits into small pieces and mix all together with sugar and refrigerate.
- Mix custard powder with a little milk to make a smooth paste.
- Mix sugar and rest of the milk and bring to boil.
- Pour the custard powder paste to boiling milk.
- Stir well continuously till the mixture is thick.
- Remove from fire and allow it to cool and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- In a dessert bowl place some fruits and over that pour two dollops of custard.
- Garnish with glazed cherry and serve.
And you can use any fruits you like.