Strawberry, Hung Yogurt and Mascarpone Parfait

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there...Here’s a song for all dad’s

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Summer is here and it’s strawberries season.  Strawberries remind me of  Wimbledon where strawberries and cream are a favourite.  They were a favourite at our School’s Sports day too!!   Strawberries are great with on their own but most kids love them dipped in sugar.  I like to have cream with my strawberries.  With it being father’s day this Sunday, I thought I would make an Indian sweet called shrikand which is made from hung yoghurt for my husband.   I thought that I would make the shrikand a bit richer by adding mascarpone cheese to it but somehow ended up making this delicious sweet we have decided to call it strawberry, hung yogurt and mascarpone parfait.  It’s really  sweet with the lovely fragrance  of strawberries – perfect to have in this hot weather.

Ingredients for 4 servings

250 gms of mascarpone cheese
250 gms of hung -curd/yogurt (to make 250 gms of hung curd/yogurt – you may need 500 gms of yogurt)
2 heaped tablespoon strawberry jam (I used my homemade strawberry jam)
1-2 tablespoon caster sugar (or any artificial sweetener like splenda)
10-12 fresh strawberries
pinch saffron
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cardamom

Method:

1.  To make hung curd/yogurt, I used home made yogurt but you can use any yogurt apart from Greek yogurt.   Take a muslin cloth and strain the yogurt through it  by hanging it for a couple of hours.  This removes all the watery part of the yogurt and the strained end product is referred to as hung curd or hung yogurt.

2.  Once you have made the hung yogurt, add it to a mixing bowl with mascarpone cheese and 2 heaped spoons of strawberry jam.  I used home made jam which was freshly made with just strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.  Add the saffron, nutmeg and ground cardamom to the mixture and stir.

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4.   Reserve 4 strawberries and chop the rest of the strawberries into slices and sprinkle some sugar over them .
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5.  Layer the glass with the sliced strawberries and serve the parfait cold.  You can serve it with just strawberries  ……or

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6. Or you could pour some syrup over the parfait.  I poured toffee syrup and….

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7.  Sprinkled some Splenda (artificial sweetener)  over the strawberries.

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So what dessert are you serving for Father’s day?

 

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds and looks absolutely divine, Mina. Used to make saffron icecream a long time ago so I can imagine that your parfait is yummy:-)

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Oh my goodness how wonderful this sounds and looks! I have great memories of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, too:) I think that toffee syrup would really add a lot of flavor, too!

  • Jade swain

    I adore strawberries! Thank you for this post!!will be making this!

  • Twinsplustwo

    I had never heard of hung yoghurt! I love mascarpone and this sounds delicious.

  • Hollie B

    Gorgeous! I have strawberrys in the fridge that I must have now after seeing this! x

  • Tim

    I feel like anything I say will just be a reiteration of what everyone has already said but they are right; it looks gorgeous and who could go wrong with strawberries, yogurt, mascarpone, and syrup.

  • Hi Mina. Another winner ! I love hung yogurt as the texture is so much better. I will pass on the sugar but the rest looks fit for a Wimbledon champion

  • Donna Navarro

    I’ve never heard of hung yoghurt but this sounds like the perfect summer pudding.

    • To make hung curd/yogurt, Take a muslin cloth and strain the yogurt. The wheys gets separated and the thick creamy yogurt remains.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    It looks so pretty but I have never heard of hung yoghurt x

  • Nayna Kanabar

    This looks drool worthy and delicious.I love strawberries with cream and yogurt.

  • Donna Janke

    This strawberry dessert looks and sounds wonderful. I love strawberries. I will definitely try this.

  • Wow, Mina, that looks delicious. As soon as my strawberries are ready, I’ll be trying it.
    Lenie

  • Oh my word! Oh my word! Yoghurt and mascarpone, what a lovely combination and then strawberries as well. Oh my word, I’m going to make this …… now

  • WOW! this looks totally amazing, and actually sounds doable. Thanks so much for another great recipe. BTW I love the header on your site. Looks great.

    • Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my new header.

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I think I know what I am going to do with some of the fresh strawberries I need to pick from my garden this week 🙂

  • heaven in a dessert oh my

  • Meredith Wouters

    This looks like just the thing for a warm summer day! Sounds delicious with the saffron. (And I love your photos.)

    • Thank you for liking my photos. I am still trying to figure out all the functions of my new camera.

  • Hi Mina,
    I’m in on the strawberries. I mostly like them just as they are without anything extra, sometimes with yogurt. Sure looks like an interesting recipe though.

  • Carl Hedinger

    Man this looks delicious. thanks for sharing.

  • Niekka McDonald

    It looks delightful. What is hung yoghurt and mascarpone cheese? I wonder if I can find them here.

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Niekka -To make hung curd/yogurt, you can use any yogurt. Take a muslin cloth and strain the yogurt through it by hanging it for a couple of hours.
      This removes all the watery part of the yogurt and the strained end product is referred to as hung curd or hung yogurt. Or you can use Greek Yoghurt or Curd Cheese. Mascorpone is Italian soft cheese.check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascarpone

  • I would never have thought of putting mascarpone and yogurt together, but it make perfect sense. The fact that I love strawberries makes this recipe that much more enticing. Yum. 🙂

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Susan – hope you will make this sometime.

      • I have it on my list. We should do a collaboration sometime. it would be fun. 🙂

  • crystal Ross

    This looks like a dose of heaven! Yum! I love mascrapone. I only know what it is because I worked in an Italian restaurant! I hope you win! Where do you live? Just curious of your cooking background. =)

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Crystal – Thank you for visiting my blog. I live in UK now but am of Indian Origin and grew up in Kenya so my vegetarian cooking is a fusion of different cultures I have been in contact with during my life.

  • yummmy…mouth watering recipe. its been ages since I tasted strawberries.

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Tuhun – you can use any seasonal fruit instead of strawberries. This year we seem to have a glut of delicious strawberries. Some farms are just allowing you to pick your own so we have been lucky enough to enjoy them this summer.

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