This is the most amazingly simple, yet pretty, dessert to make. Refreshingly chilled and summary, it depends entirely on the combination of sweet, tart & crunchy! And feel free to substitute the banana-blueberry combination with mangoes, fresh strawberries, peaches or any other fresh fruit that rocks your boat! But it HAS to be fresh fruit. It's not the same otherwise.
Here’s what it looked like:
For 6 portions, I used:
1 pack of Nestle Dahi (400 ml pack of yoghurt/ curd)
1 x 200 gm pack of digestive biscuits
4 tbsp melted butter
100 ml cream
3 tbsp powdered sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
3 bananas, peeled & sliced
½ cup dried blueberries
½ cup orange juice (optional)
¼ cup peach schnapps (optional)
I hung the Dahi in a clean kitchen cloth before I left for work and “un-hung” it 8 hours later. It lost all the water and became thick and creamy... Ignore my ugly pink plastic bowl if you can!
I also powdered the biscuits before work...
And since I didn’t have access to fresh blueberries, I resorted to dried ones which my Mom just brought back from Canada.
I didn’t like the way they looked (kind of like the difference between fresh grapes and raisins) so I soaked them in orange juice and peach schnapps to plump them up a bit.
Well I also added Bacardi, but I wouldn’t recommend it because I didn’t like what happened!
When I was ready to make the dessert in the evening, I grated the rind off one orange...
I beat the hung curd and rind together for a minute, just to combine them well...
I added the cream and the sugar and mixed it just until combined.
Now, to assemble!! Sorry I don’t have more photos of this part, but it’s simple. I got out my new-ish but favourite set of 6 wine glasses and layered everything...
For each glass, I put 1 heaped tbsp of the biscuit mix, then 1 tbsp of the yoghurt mix, then 4-5 slices of bananas and 1 tbsp of the blueberries. Then I repeated it!!
I chilled the concoction in the fridge until after dinner, but you can chill for as long as you like. Minimum one hour. And this is what I got.
Epilogue: I lost one of those glasses even before it had the time to chill. Unfortunately, the glasses were too tall from my fridge rack and we tried stacking them in the door cavity, with tragic results. Broke my heart.