Fruity Stacks

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday was eventful.Weekend in the wild,lovely..…..hmm before anyone gets me wrong,I was talking about my visit to the Zoo.Its been quite some time since I visited one. I was all the more excited when P mentioned that this place was more of a wild life sanctuary. He was indeed right and I was happy to see animals in vast open spaces amidst thick vegetation. I believe it’s cruel to put animals in cage and not giving them freedom to move around. It was a good five hour walk thru the vast area.I was able to spot the majestic Tiger,its agile cousin the leopard,fast and furious Puma,marathon winner Ostrich,wild wolf to name a few.It was also a treat to watch cute li’l kids feed to Giraffes. The trip would have been memorable if I had spotted my fav animal the mighty Elephant.The highlight of the trip was the Monorail which runs across the entire place,giving us a panoramic view of the wild life and vegetation.Yet again the weather favored us.Last but not the least there was a festive mood in the Zoo,thanks to the wonderful musical orchestra.

I had picked up a box of Strawberries,Blueberries and Raspberries from Sams thinking I would make something.We kept munching some on our way to the Zoo and before we finish the entire box I decided to make “ Fruity Stacks”.I guess this one is a perfect dessert when we end up with an unplanned dinner/party ,easy to make and great to relish!

Prep Time – 30min
Baking – 10min
Start to Finish – 40min

Ingredients:

Phyllo sheets – 3 (thawed)
Butter –2 tbsp( I used Butter spray,coz its easy to use)
Almonds and Pecans – 2 tbsp (sliced or very finely chopped)
Whipped Cream – 1 cup ( I used the fat free one)
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Fruits – You may use any fruits available (Strawberries,raspberries,Blueberries,Mango,Kiwi fruit,Banana,Apple,Nectarines,Peaches etc) – Chopped into small slices/pieces.

Method:

Place one Phyllo sheet on a baking tray.Spray/brush butter and sprinkle sugar,place another sheet on top and brush butter and sprinkle sugar,place the last sheet ,brush/spray butter and sprinkle the almonds pecan mixture.Cut the Phylo sheets horizontally into three strips,further cutting them into small squares.Bake at 350F for about ten minutes/until golden brown.Cool it completely.

In the meanwhile,beat the cream and a tbsp of sugar (this is optional,the cream had sweet so I avoided this).Just before serving,assemble the Phyllo square and fruits.Place one square,top it with Whipped Cream and fruits.Place another square and repeat the same.



This is off to "Strawberry Feast" hosted by Happy Cook,"Click" event hosted by Jugalbandhi and "Low Fat(Eggless) Baking event" hosted by Madhuram and Fruit n Nut hosted by Mansi

48 comments:

Parita June 23, 2009 at 3:12 AM  

Wow thats quite innovative!

Prathibha June 23, 2009 at 4:11 AM  

That looks yummy n tempting Nithya..reading ur post I remembered my recent Zoo trip in singapore..was excited seeing all new animals...
n u hv covered so many events with one entry...good job dearie..

Kitchen Flavours June 23, 2009 at 4:44 AM  

Oh wow feel like having it right now....love that medley of fruits....Looks drool worthy....

rekhas kitchen June 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM  

wow so interesting and yummy recipe looks so delicious nice click.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine June 23, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

Lovely fruit stack. Want to grab one from your picture. Perfect for all events.

Ann June 23, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

Nithya, this looks so good and Yumm :)

Priya June 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Deliciousss fruity stacks Nithya..Amazing!!!

Happy cook June 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

They really look so so delcious.
I think it is almost 8 years ago i went to a zoo and that too when my daughter was small.

Padma June 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

Delicious fruit stack Nithya... I am just admiring ur pictures.. they are tempting me a lot :)

Mangala Bhat June 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

Wow1 gorgeous clicks ...love the recipe ..very innovative :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food June 23, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

Awesome one... Looks so colorful...

Gita June 23, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

Wow...its so yummilicious...lovely picture Nithya :)

Pavithra June 23, 2009 at 10:17 AM  

Thats really looking so superb dea... tempting ...colorful and wow

Aysha June 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Yummy...Its simply delicious..Just can't wait to have it..

munchcrunchandsuch June 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Ur comment on my blog, led me here and am glad it did. I just made a dessert with phyllo dough..and this is a great idea for me..it looks delicious

Pooja June 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Wow this is awesome! Somewhat similar to Napoleon. Tempting dessert!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine June 23, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

Wow thats a nice click there....looks so yummy..want to have one right now.

Vaishali June 23, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

Hi Nithya,
Those fruit stacks look delicious and unique: I don't believe I've ever seen anything like these before, and they sound incredible.
I agree that animals out of cages is better than animals in cages, but zoos are still not the right place for any animal, and especially for large animals like tigers, elephants, lions, bears, large apes, deer, etc. who are meant to roam the wild. Green spaces created by zoos, however large, cannot compete with the freedom of the jungle.
Think of it this way: how would we humans feel if we were confined only to the city or town we live in for the rest of our lives? Even if we couldn't afford to travel, or didn't want to, the idea of being limited by a boundary is really scary, isn't it?

Jyoti June 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

Beautiful colorful stack !

Varsha Vipins June 23, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

wow..amazing desert Nithya..that looks mouth watering..:)!

Nithya Praveen June 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

Thanks Parita,Pratibha,Lubna,A2Z Vegetarian,Priya,Happy Cook,Varsha,padma,Mangala,Home Cooked Oriya Food,Gita,Pavithra,Aysha,Munchcrunchandsuch,Pooja,Vaishali & Jyoti
Vaishali – I absolutely agree with you.However,big a Zoo is it cannot compete with a jungle…animals need their own space jes like we do.The idea of living in limited space is totally scary!Thanks so much for ur comment.

Ramya Kiran June 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

Wow that looks crunchy, creamy and fruity. A wonderful little treat.

kittymatti June 23, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

wow..this looks yummy yummy!

Yasmeen June 23, 2009 at 9:49 PM  

How could the elephant be missing?;)
Delectable fruit stacks:)

Shama Nagarajan June 24, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

nice click and a yummy stack

bindiya June 24, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

Hey that's a really nice colorful click and refreshing too!

Pinky June 24, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

Hmm..Lovely presentation.......Looks rock...

Mansi June 24, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

boy! you nailed a bunch of events with this delicious fruity stack Nithya! looks great, thanks so much for sharing it with SHF!:)

Vrinda June 24, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

That looks so delish..nicely presented

Superchef June 24, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

its been a while since ive been to the zoo as well. The one here has opened and we were planning to make a visit once.

The fruity stacks look gorgeous and tasty!!

Priyameena June 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM  

Looks like crispy and fruity...Love to taste it..Great...

Madhuram June 24, 2009 at 9:10 PM  

Lovely flavor combinations Nithya. Using phyllo sheets is definitely wise than using puff pastry sheets because the latter is full of saturated fat from the butter.

Ashwini June 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

fruity snack looks so colorful.. godd enough to eat from the picture..first time to ur blog...got good recipes..

If u have time pls check out my blog!!!

Simran June 25, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

Lovely dessert. I've never seen phyllo look so good.

Preeti Singh June 25, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

What a tempting dessert Nithya....looks so tempting and delicious ...totally mouthwatering..

Aparna June 26, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

That's a most interesting dessert. Great way to finish a meal.

Red Chillies June 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

Phyllo sheets are the best right? While looking for a low calorie, crisp sheet? Great looking desert with fresh fruits.

Vibaas June 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

hey niths, that looks soooo yummy. nice entry for the click event too :)

DEESHA June 28, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

thatz very yummy ...

Pinky July 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

Lovely stacks....Ramaya...

Suparna July 3, 2009 at 12:15 PM  

hi nithya,
looks really tempting and frutilicious :) Good single entry for multiple events. bright and nice click :)
TC

Dhanya Nambirajan July 7, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

Looks yummy and tempting.

anu July 9, 2009 at 1:24 AM  

First time to your blog..
You have got nice collection of recipes and very nice blog....
Yummy and tempting.... Love that medley of fruits....

Sharmila July 10, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

Beautiful looking stack! :-)

Olga July 10, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

absolutely gorgeous!

Sree vidya July 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

luks colorful and yummy.
Nice array of colors.

Sophie July 20, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

This is such a fun and fresh idea; I like how the fruit is the main part of the dessert.

Shri July 21, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

This is my first time here...You have such a beautiful dessert there:)

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