Lamu Mango and Orange Dessert


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Coastweek - - Produces a sweet and satisfying dessert: similar
in texture to a cold fruit soup. For a thicker (more of a pudding
type) dessert just add a rounded teaspoon of your favorite jelling
agent to the mixture when blending.


INGREDIENTS: (four  servings )

  • Three large, very ripe Lamu mangoes

  • One and half cups of fresh orange juice

  • Two teaspoons of Bamburi honey

  • lemon juice to taste

  • mint leaves

  • One large navel orange

  • One and a half cups of non-fat buttermilk (soy or rice milk)



  1. Remove rind from the orange and set it aside.

  2. Peel and remove all the pith from the orange, then cut the orange into one centimetre slices and refrigerate.

  3. In  a food processor, puree the mango flesh and the orange rind until smooth.

  4. Strain through a fine sieve into a large container.

  5. Add the non fat buttermilk, (soy or rice milk) orange juice and honey to taste.

  6. The soup should be the consistency of whipping cream.

  7. If it is too thick, add more non-fat buttermilk (soy or rice milk).

  8. Chill thoroughly up to two days before serving.

  9. Just before serving, add lemon juice and more honey, if necessary.

  10. Pour into chilled dishes and float an orange slice and mint leaves on top.

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contributions - If you have a favourite 'traditional' recipe that might go 
down well along the East African Coast, do send it in to us and we can 
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