Monday, February 23, 2009
It was Oscar fever at home too. However,I wasn’t too keen on watching it,but P insisted and dragged me to see the program.I didn’t quite enjoy Slumdog Millionaire,except for Rehman nothing else seemed right to me.I am a diehard fan of A R Rehman, so he being nominated was the only enthu that kept me on with the award ceremony. I was jumping to glory to see him receive the much coveted award. And to add to this,his performance at the Oscars was mind blowing.I was touched by his “Thanksgiving speech”.When he won the first award for the Best Original Score,along with his thanking note he said “Mere paas Ma hain”(ofcourse he translated this- I have my mother),apparently his Mom had accompanied him for the ceremony and for the second award he said “Ella Pugazhum Iraivanuke” meaning - All praises/tributes is to God. I am in complete awe of his simplicity and humility.Hats off to him – Jai ho!
Coming to my recipe,Cherimoya is nothing but Custard Apple.I happened to find it at the local Chinese market here.This is one fruit that I’ve missed eating for long.It brought back memories of the Custard Apple tree at my house back in India.Although the tree bore delicious fruit, it was tedious to remove the zillion seeds in it. To my pleasant surprise the one here had less than ten seeds ,making my job much simpler.It makes me wonder,the wonders of Nature’s creation,the same fruit being different yet so similar across continents
Cherimoya/Custard Apple – 1
Sugar – ½ cup
Cream – ½ cup
Milk – 1 cup
Vanilla Extract/essence – 1tsp
Egg Yolk – 1(optional)
Kit Kat chocolate – 1 (small – chopped)
1.Cut and deseed the Cherimoya,extract the pulp and mash it.
2.If using egg,beat the yolk along with Vanilla Extract.
3.Add sugar,mashed pulp and Milk.Mix well,add the cream. Refrigerate it add the chopped chocolate before serving.
A friend of ours actually served Custard along with Chocolate which was delicious, this was originally her idea. I added egg thinking it would make it smooth, but this can be avoided.
Vidhas of the "Appetizing Recipes" has passed on this award to me.Thanks so much! I would like to pass it on to Varsha,Mangala and Jaishree