Today I’m Mango Mad
I’m Mango Crazy!
I looooove Mangos – and today I’ve got a really easy treat for you to try – my Mango Madness dessert. If you follow my tips – you can make a tasty dessert that looks super-elegant.
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M is for Mango Madness Dessert!!!
Monty and Granny were out shopping and went to the greengrocers to buy some fruit and vegetables.
Granny saw a great big box of mangos on special offer.
She pressed a couple of them gently to check and knew that they were all ripe and needed to eaten quickly.
She decided to buy the whole box as she really loves mangos and so does Monty!
Granny was smiling all the way home and Monty asked “What are you smiling about Granny?”
Granny said “I thinking about all the wonderful things we can make with these mangoes and am so excited to start cooking and baking when we get home. First of all we will make my Mango Madness dessert”.
“What’s that?” asked Monty
and Granny said “Wait and see..!”
Granny has shared her yummy Mango Madness recipe with you – enjoy!
by Monty The Monkey,
Mangos are soooo delicious – a wonderfully fragrant and juicy fruit which is so versatile it could be included in every meal of the day!
Sweet mangos are often used in desserts and in salsas to go with fish and chicken and unripe/sour mangoes are used to make chutneys and pickles. It is often included in a refreshing drink in India called a mango lassi!
Here is Granny’s gorgeous Mango Madness dessert – it is super easy and really healthy!
Have fun and enjoy!
This recipe involves some knife work, so please make sure an adult handles these parts of the recipe! Always be careful in the kitchen but remember to have fun too!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: NONE! – just 1 hour to chill
Serves 4 hungry monkeys
1 large ripe mango*
400ml greek yogurt
4 tablespoons of honey
12 Gingernut biscuits
*Mangos can be different colours and a red mango does not mean ripe and green unripe. Gently squeeze the mango to check – if it is ripe, it will “give” slightly. A firm mango will take a few days to ripen at room temperature but you can speed this up by placing them in a paper bag at room temperature.
1. Stand the mango on a chopping board stem end down and hold. Place your knife about 1/4″ from the widest center line (edge of tallest part of mango) and cut down through the mango. Flip the mango around and repeat this cut on the other side. (The two oval shaped pieces of mango flesh you have just cut off are known as the “cheeks.” What’s left in the middle is mostly the mango seed which you don’t eat.)
2. Next slice into the mango flesh, being careful not to cut through the skin. Turn the mango cheek 90 degrees and cut another set of slices to make a checkerboard pattern.
Make sure an adult does steps 1 and 2
3. Turn the scored mango cheek inside out by pushing the skin up from underneath, and scrape the mango chunks off of the skin with a knife or spoon.
4. Put the gingernut biscuits into a plastic food bag and zip across or tie to close. Then bash the biscuits up with a rolling pin until they are all in crumbs.
5. Place a couple of mango pieces in the bottom of each glass.
6. Split the crushed biscuits equally between the four glasses, placing on top of the mango pieces.
7. Top this with the yogurt, splitting equally between the four glasses.
8. Place the remaining mango chunks on top of the yogurt, drizzle with honey and garnish with a sprig of mint.
9. Tuck in and enjoy!
Check out my great facts about my Mango Madness Dessert ingredients!
Check out my great jokes about my Mango Madness Dessert ingredients!
Colour in this picture of Granny buying Mangos!
Here’s a picture of Granny buying Mangos for her mango madness dessert- print it off and colour it in – see how much colour you can add! (Mums and Dads – just right click on the image, to download and print)
My new little cooking game for kids
Check out my fun new game. Match the pairs to reveal a surprise picture from todays’ recipe. Click on the image above, or here to play Have fun – and make sure you come back!That’s it for this week. Please do share this page – I’d love for everyone else to know just how much fun cooking with kids can be. x