Apricot Pudding – Congrats Angie

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This is quite an ‘in a jiffy’ post. I hadn’t planned it.Actually This week Angie@The Novice Gardener had a pleasant surprise for all the Fiesta Friday wing-ding revelers. Starting this week, we all have a new venue- a private party hall with a fully functioning kitchen. Isn’t that awesome. It means more merry making, cheering,chatting and unrestrained indulgence, in other words more reasons to celebrate. It is not that we had any less fun in the rented party venue all of 59 weeks, but a private hall is something spectacular and remarkable. It means you could make all the noise and let your hair loose while spending the evening surrounded by people whose company you  enjoy.In Angie’s words ‘what can be more fun than a bunch of friends getting together and being merry over a table full of food?

Congrats Angie and a big thanks for the new party hall and for all the 59 weeks of fun. I have met some amazing friends at your place.This dessert I have made to mark the occasion.

This special edition of FF is being co-hosted by two awesome bloggers Nancy@Feasting with friends and Tracy@Scratch it Cook.

Nancy is my earliest blogging buddy. We have been feasting together since the inception of this blog. Her blog is full of cheer and the most amazing recipes.She knows that I drool over her Bagels and Red Velvet Sweetheart cupcakes she made especially for her husband ❤ ❤  Isn’t she amazing?

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pricot pudding

Apricot Pudding is a delicious chilled dessert. Either you can set it in a big dessert bowl or set and serve in individual glasses or dessert bowls . In Hyderabad, this sweet is usually served at weddings.

 


 

Recipe: Apricot Pudding


 

What you need for assembling:

  • Apricot sweet (Khubani ka Meetha)
  • Basic custard (Vanilla or Pineapple custard powder)
  • Sponge Cake
  • Soaking Syrup/Milk/fruit juice

Apricot Sweet: 

  • 250 g dried Apricots
  • 1 cup sugar

Method:

  • Soak the apricots in three glasses of water for at least 6 hours. I prefer to soak over night. The apricots swell up and become slightly soft.Remove these soaked apricots from the water which by now would have acquired a beautiful color. Reserve the water.Make a small slit on one side of each apricot and remove the nut from inside. Keep both the nuts and the apricots.In a deep bottomed pan, put the reserved water and the sugar and boil till sugar has been dissolved.Now add the seeded apricots and cook till apricots become soft and the syrup comes closer. Take off heat and chill. Make sure it is neither too watery nor too thickly pulpy. Add a little red food color. Chill in the fridge.Now crack open the shells of the nuts carefully with a pestle.You can see a nut with a brown skin just like an almond. Put these nuts in hot water and peel them.Keep them separately and remember to sprinkle on top of the dessert.(Click on this link to see the recipe which I posted earlier)

Basic Custard with Custard powder:

  • Pour milk in a saucepan and start heating over a medium high heat.Combine the custard power and a very small amount of milk in a small bowl.Mix thoroughly.Add this mixture to boiling milk, stir continuously.Add sugar as the milk starts to thicken. Continue stirring.Remove the mixture from the heat when it reaches the desired consistency(Or as per instructions on the packet). Chill.

How to assemble:

  1. Cut a roundel from the sponge cake(home made or store bought) so as to fit the bottom of the dessert glass or bowl.
  2. Drizzle some fruit syrup/juice or milk on the cake to soak.
  3. Ladle in some Apricot sweet.
  4. Layer the sweet with custard.
  5. Sprinkle apricot nuts on top.
  6. Serve chilled.
Apricot pudding
Apricot pudding

I am taking this chilled dessert to the party. Angie ,Nancy and Tracy must be waiting to welcome us at the new venue fiestafriday.net

Come and join me to this amazing party where fun never stops….

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60 Comments Add yours

  1. That pussing looks absolutely delicious!! Gorgeous!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺

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  2. Oops!! I mean pudding, haha!

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    1. skd says:

      No problem. I got it 😀

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    2. andy1076 says:

      Sorry to cut in but thanks for the laugh! 😁😁

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    3. Partying a little too hard, are we? Naina? LOL!

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      1. Hehehe! I guess I am 😀

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  3. andy1076 says:

    This looks pretty and yum! 🙂 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Andy ☺

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  4. Nancy says:

    Oh my goodness, skd… you’re going to make me shed tears of joy! You are so kind. ❤ I wish I could deliver a dozen each of both the bagels and cupcakes right to your door! Even better, if you had this apricot pudding waiting for me I'd be doubly blessed. Yummy…it looks scrumptious!! Thank you so much, my dear friend, for your very kind words. xxx

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    1. skd says:

      I meant every word of what I said Nancy. You are my Sunshine friend 🌞 And yes yes for your yummy treats. The apricot pudding will be waiting for you .

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      1. Nancy says:

        And you always bring sunshine into my life as well, skd! 😀 Thank you for your continued friendship and support!

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  5. Arl's World says:

    Looks delicious 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arl ☺

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  6. I have been thinking a lot about apricots lately and now I see this, YUM, wish I had some. The pudding looks so delicious,

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    1. skd says:

      The apricot sweet can be prepared and stored in the fridge for at least a month Suzanne. This pudding can be set easily when we have the chilled sweet waiting. Wish I could beam it to you dear ☺

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  7. This sounds wonderful and the dressing looks superb, skd 🙂 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Linda. It is a modern take on the traditional Khubani ka Meetha. It enjoys a royal status in Hyderabadi weddings.

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  8. fazal says:

    My most favourite dish normally served in Hyderabad weddings of muslims.Addition of apricot pudding in dinner will definitely enhances the Hosts image

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much I agree. It is my fathers favourite dessert too 😊

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  9. Amanda says:

    Ooooh that looks so tasty!! Apricots have such a great flavor 😀 Your recipes always look so good skd!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Amanda. Apricots are so nutritious too ☺

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  10. Loretta says:

    Oooo, wonderful flavors, love apricots, this pudding would go down nicely after a hot, spicy meal 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah thank you Loretta ☺ It is so simple yet tasty.

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  11. Wonderful images. I can almost taste the pudding. Have a good time at Fiesta Friday.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ It is a very popular dessert with the Hyderabadis.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Elaine ☺

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  12. Lili says:

    Lovely apricot dessert and the colours are great… it seems to be glowing and saying eat me! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      You heard that right . It’s got your name on it. Lili ! That one’s for you 😉

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      1. Lili says:

        Woohoo! 🙂

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  13. Thanks for the kind words, skd! Your support means so much! And that pudding looks incredibly inviting to me, especially since I’ve been craving fruity desserts lately. Yum!!

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure is all ours Angie. One more reason to exclaim TGIF 😊
      Thanks for liking the pudding.

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  14. Tracy says:

    oooh yummm! Loveee apricots!! Thanks so much for sharing! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for being a wonderful host Tracy ☺

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  15. What a pretty dessert and they look so good against that black background. Nice pictures 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear. I was trying to experiment with my photography which had become quite monotonous and predictable. I’m so glad to get a review on that. Thanks a ton.

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  16. LFFL says:

    I agree friends should always find a reason to get together over food. Fun times. Lovely looking dessert.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺

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  17. Sandhya says:

    What a gorgeous colored and delicious pudding. My husband loves apricots so I have to make this one for him!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sandhya. The pudding stays for at least a week in the fridge. I am sure you and your husband will enjoy it. The apricot sweet in itself stays for over a month. Please do try it.

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      1. Sandhya says:

        Ours will be devoured in no time I am sure!

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  18. I like your ‘in a jiffy’ post 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  19. Aquileana says:

    Sounds delicious!!!! All my best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Aquileana ☺ But where is my *star*

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      1. Aquileana says:

        Here it is ⭐ !!!!

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      2. skd says:

        Haha. Thanks dear 🙂 I am used to getting one from you everytime. Deserved or not, I managed to get it from you ☺

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  20. So simple and delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺

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  22. Wow, this looks delicious x

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    1. Ana says:

      Thank you Shehanne ☺

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      1. YOu are truly welcome. I am not that fond of apricots but this looks so nice I am going to try it !

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      2. Ana says:

        Please do you will love it ☺

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