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Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Whenever I eat Ice Popsicles, I instantly think of my grandpa, who’d use to buy these for us when we use to visit him in summer. A thought of this bring a smile on my face.

Same with mangoes Like when I eat first mangoes of the season, I instantly think of my uncle’s house where in backyard we use to spend whole afternoon eating mangoes one after another. I know I’ve so much memories associated with summer. I love summer besides the fact that it really gets unbearable because of scorching heat.

To me summer without popsicle not happening. I love to eat these pretty ice pops and if its homemade then you can control the quality of ingredients. As with anything homemade,you know what goes into your food and can customize it to suit your liking.

This popsicle recipe is so simple with just 3-4 ingredients and you can enjoy making these with your kids. I love the bright color of these pops and I can guarantee you this, it taste so good and delicious! That you can’t limit yourself to just one. Coming back to the recipe, which is just grind,  mix and freeze. Couldn’t get simpler than this!

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1 big mango, skinned removed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice, adjust the amount of juice according to your mixture, you need thin consistency..it gets little thicker because of the mango flesh.
  • 2 tbsp good quality honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

 Method:

  • Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place ½ tablespoon of pomegranate seeds in the bottom of your popsicle molds. Press the seeds lightly and fill to the top with mango-pineapple mixture. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, preferably overnight.
  • To remove the popsicle from the mold, just run warm water around the mold and pull on the sticks to remove the pops. OR else Let the mold stand at room temperature for about 2-3 minutes and pull the sticks to unmold.
Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Note:

  • If using wooden ice pop sticks, soak sticks for 30 minutes in warm water before inserting into pops, this helps keep them from floating up when inserted into molds.
  • Taste for sweetness and add more honey if necessary (it should be too sweet as it will lose sweetness after freezing.)
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Pineapple Pound Cake

Posted: August 26, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Cake
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I am a big fan of pound cakes. They are versatile, rich, delicious and so easy to make.You can flavor and use them in many different ways.One of which is pineapple flavor. You must be thinking Is there really a pineapple essence?…yes there is…you can find pineapple essence in some indian grocery store. I got mine from one of my dear friend (Thanks Prachi), whenever she visits us she make sure to get some essence for me. She knows I love baking! This recipe is provided by my dear friend Sherly. Thanks guys!!

This pound cake is so perfect, buttery, dense and absolutely delicious. Whenever I bake this cake, I always end up eating it before taking any pictures. A dessert like this always reminds me that flavors, methods and ingredients don’t have to be fancy or complicated to produce a satisfying and delicious result. It is very easy to make and so addictive that it never lasts more than a few days. This cake tastes much better after it is completely cooled or even better the next day. I hope that you’ll give it a try.

Pineapple Pound Cake

Pineapple Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  •  1 tablespoon pineapple essence

Method:

  • Butter and flour a 9″ loaf pan. Make sure to tap out any excess flour.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture becomes pale, light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at time, making sure each one is well incorporated before adding the next. Add the flour in batches, mix until everything is well incorporated but do not over mix. Mix in the essence.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake cake on center rack for 55-60 minute. The cake is done when it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with moist crumbs.
  • Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert the cake onto a plate then invert back onto the rack to finish cooling.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Posted: July 21, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipe Yields: 3 servings

Mango-Pineapple Juice

The fruit mango needs no introduction, everyone knows what mango is and everybody indulges themselves with its deliciousness once in a while. In India during the mango season you will get to see different varieties of this fruit in market. And you cannot pass through without buying some. Sometimes it happens that both mom and dad gets some kilos. In hindi we call this Aam and it is also referred to as phaloo ka badshah which literally means king of fruits.

I had some mangoes and pineapple lying on counter for couple of days , So thought of make this refreshing drink which is very simple yet tastes divine with the taste of this fruits together. In every sip you will smell and taste the mangoes and pineapple..Ahh just awesome.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice

For the juice:

  • 1 large ripen Mango, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 medium-sized sweet pineapple, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar( you can adjust depending upon how sweet the fruit is)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Grind all the ingredients mentioned above and serve with some ice cubes on top and enjoy.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice