Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa in Snow

Its Christmas and the time to celebrate, what better way to than having Santa home with all his yummy gifts?

Preparation time: 15-20mins

Serves: 4


Sago seeds (Sabu daana/Saggubiyyam) 1 cup (100 gms)

Red Apple 1

Milk (paalu) 500 ml
Sugar ½ cup

Vanilla essence 2 tsp


Soak the sago seeds for around 1 to 1 and ½ hours.

Boil the milk until it turns to around half its quantity.

As the milk is boiling, cut one-half of the apple (unpeeled) and chop the bottom, making it possible for the apple to stand. For the other half, peel and chop finely. (Note that the apple turns brown too soon, so cut just before it is to be added).

Add sugar and boil the milk for around 2-3 mins. Add the soaked sago seeds, chopped apples as well as the unpeeled half and cook until creamy and semi-thick. It shouldn’t be too liquid or too solid in consistency. Add vanilla essence and stir well.

Into the serving bowl, pour the sago-apple-milk mix. Place the unpeeled apple in the centre, standing upright. This is our Santa in milky snow, and the hidden apples are of course the gifts! (Note that the apple in the centre will not turn brown because it is already cooked). Cool and serve or serve as is.

Santa in Snow is a Christmas dessert, one that will add sweetness and visual splendor to the Christmas menu. So Welcome the Sweet Santa with his ‘fruitful’ gifts and enjoy a merry Christmas. A Merry Christmas to all of you.

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