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New Year Eve's Feast with special dessert - Fresh Mango Pudding

Happy New Year 2012!! Hope everyone is having the great celebration past few days ago.

Looking back, I would like to blog about my New Year eve's simple dinner with my husband and friends (Nicole's family) in Brisbane here. Indeed it's a splendid night, having dinner with the whole Brisbane city sea view, toast with Australian wine while enjoying fireworks during the countdown afterwards. Nicole, her husband & baby Lucas are our first guests to our Brisbane home :)

The menu of the night:

Starter: Bruschetta
Main Course: Seafood Chili Spaghetti
Desserts: Mango Pudding & Japanese Ogura Cake

My husband has spent almost 3 hours to prepare all these. He is the main chief for main course while I'm preparing the starter & desserts. Luckily, I've baked this Japanese Ogura cake the day before, else 3 hours will not be sufficient. For 4 adults food, it's easier to prepare. The most headache one is the dinner for baby Lucas. My husband was scratching his head, what food that Lucas can or likes to eat! In the end, he cooked the Japanese garlic fried rice with some shredded chicken breast for him. Thank God, Lucas likes to eat and he ate all by himself without his parents feeding him.

My special baked starter - Italian style Bruschetta

Main Course: Seafood Chili Spaghetti

Desserts: Mango Pudding (See recipe in more) & Japanese Ogura Cake 

Below is my 2012 gift for all my fans - My Fresh Mango Pudding recipe

Ingredients: (recipe yields for 4 wine glass)
  1. Gelatin  4g
  2. Water  12ml
  3. Caster Sugar 50g
  4. Fresh Milk 50ml
  5. Fresh Mango 1 piece (half for decoration)
  6. Pure yogurt 50g
  7. Fresh cream 125ml
  8. Fresh custard & cherries (for decoration)
  1. Mix gelatin with water.
  2. In separate bowl, blend the half mango. Mix with yogurt.
  3. Boil the milk with sugar, add on the 1.
  4. With 3, add on 2 and fresh cream.
  5. Pour the mixture into cocktail glass/wine glass, refrigerate it at least 2 and half hours.
  6. Once the pudding is set, decorate it with the other half mango (cut into cubes) and decorate with some fresh custard & cherries. Ready for serving.
My husband & Nicole's kid (Baby Lucas) are playing together after the New Year Eve's dinner

New Year Countdown Fireworks view from my apartment @ Brisbane City

Stay tune for my 2012 bakes :)

This is absolutely great idea for Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Dessert too. I'm submitting this for this month's Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012), hosted by Wen's Delights


Look like you had a great time! Nice view of firework from your apartment. Happy New Year 2012!
kok chuan said…
I really enjoyed the New Year celebration ;) Thanks dear for the nice dessert.
Wen said…
Thanks for sharing such a refreshing dessert for CNY!
Hankerie said…
You're welcome Wen. Hope you enjoy this dessert as well.