Friday, 6 February 2009

Waiter, there's something in my... Mango Soup

There is a saying that goes, "May your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions", and I think that is a very good description of me. I love making resolutions - I have Monday resolutions, end of the month resolutions, no money left before pay-day resolutions, birthday resolutions and of course my favourite New Year resolutions!

One thing I resolved to do this year is enter more blog challenges. As Jeanne, the beloved Cooksister, is my "Blog Godmother", I decided that I would start off with a bang and do a "Waiter, there's something in my... sweet/savoury swap!" challenge. I had plenty of time, and then, would you believe, I had none!

Lucky for me, Jeanne as a South African, knows that a deadline is actually the date you remember you late and then you have the extension - the actual closing date! So thanks so the extension I am able to do my first "Waiter, there's something in my...!" challenge.

Mango Soup with Coconut and Almond Breadsticks

I did not come up with a totally original Mango soup recipe. The original is here, but I did pimp the mangos, because my mango was not perfectly ripe.
I cut the mango into cubes and then cooked it slightly with a little castor sugar and the juice and zest of 1 lemon. I also added a pinch of chilli flakes.

The Coconut and Almond Breadsticks
An Rose & Thorn creation

100g Self Raising Flour
25g Ground Almonds
80ml Coconut
20ml Sugar
5g Instant Dry Yeast
30ml Coconut Oil
125ml warm Milk
Castor Sugar for rolling

Sift the flour and add the dry into a bowl.
Mix the warm milk and the coconut together.
Add the liquid to the dry and mix until you have a soft dough.
Dust your work surface with castor sugar and roll the dough into 6 /8 thin ropes.
Place on your baking tray, leave to rest for 30 minutes.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with the soup, or eat as a very tasty biscuit.


Nina Timm said...

Well done, my looks fantastic for a first entry!!!

Olga said...

looks like my mango recipe is making the rounds :)

Glad you liked it.

glamah16 said...

I love fruit soups.

Kit said...

I was also on African time so only did my entry on Thursday.

This looks yummy - I'm definitely going to try the breadsticks.

Jeanne said...

Viva African Time!! :) A deadline is a very vague guide in my book...

Thrilled with your debut entry - I love the idea of the mango soup and the pinch of chilli. The sweet breadsticks are also inspired - what a great way to finish off a summery meal!

Homemade Heaven said...

Nina - I was very proud of actually getting an entry in, motivated now for the hot puddings (though the weather is not ideal)!

Olga - Thank you and it is really great.

Glamah - This was my first, and it really is good.

Kit - So glad to hear that all I am not alone on the African time!

Jeanne - Even SARS understands the need for extensions in Africa! Thank goodness you're not Swiss :)

Di said...

This sound delish. I'm going to try it this weekend!

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