Serves 8 Desserts and puddings

Mango misu CMYK



  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 250g crème fraîche
  • zest 2 limes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 x 200g packet Savoiardi biscuits or sponge fingers
  • 6 ripe mangoes such as alphonso or kesar, peeled and sliced
  • pulp of 6 passion fruits

For the Thai basil sugar

  • 30g unsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted
  • zest 2 limes
  • bunch Thai basil leaves
  • 100g caster sugar

For the mango syrup

  • 125ml mango juice
  • 40ml rum
  • 40ml rum

For the zabaglione

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 25ml rum


Make the Thai basil sugar by blitzing together all the ingredients in a food processor until you have a vibrantly green, coarse sugar, then set aside.

To make the mango syrup, mix together the mango juice, rum and lime juice and heat gently in a small pan over a low heat until it comes to a simmer, then set aside.

To make the zabaglione, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, rum and 1tbsp water in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl, until pale and thick, then set aside to cool.

Whisk the mascarpone, crème fraîche and lime zest together to combine, then fold through the zabaglione. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form, then fold them through the mascarpone mixture.

To assemble, briefly dip half the Savoiardi in the syrup and arrange in a 25cm square serving dish. Spoon half the mascarpone mixture over and then layer half the sliced mangoes and half the passion fruit pulp over. Follow with the remaining Savoiardi dipped in syrup, the remaining mangoes and passion fruit pulp and finally dollop the remaining mascarpone mixture over and smooth the surface. Put in the fridge for 4–6 hours.

Sprinkle the Thai basil sugar over the surface before serving.

Recipes and photographs taken from Comfort and Joy by Ravinder Bhogal, photography by Kristin Perers (Bloomsbury)
Mango misu CMYK
Recipes and photographs taken from Comfort and Joy by Ravinder Bhogal, photography by Kristin Perers (Bloomsbury)


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