Recipe | An easy No-Bake Strawberry Delight for A Sweet Beginning of 2013
”The 3 C’s of life: choices, chances, and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.’ Unknown. Choices I did make and chances I did take in the year 2012. Some were good…some were bad. While the good ones are carried forward to 2013, the bad ones are buried then and there.
Life has been a roller coaster ride to me, just when I thought I have had enough of it and its time to sit back and relax, I find myself ride the roller coaster all over again.
Hats off to whoever said that ‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!’ Am glad that I stepped out of mine for doing things I always wanted to do. Coming out of the comfort zone and jumping into the corporate world again was a big decision of 2012 in my life. Nevertheless I am enjoying every moment of it and I’m game, as long as it does not hamper my family life.
The year 2012 also boosted my confidence in trying out things I could never ever have imagined doing in the wildest of my dreams. Taking on food photography, styling projects, meddling with HTML codes, baking 100 plus cookies…yes, I did it all. And now its time to move forward….
I had planned for a small get together at home with friends on New years’ eve, but cancelled it as a mark of respect to the life that suffered untold pain in Delhi. Though we don’t know her and have never seen her but still feel that we have lost a part of us. The incident was disturbing and for many days I did not feel like posting or going on-line.
I wish to start the year with a sweet beginning on Lite Bite and a hope for better tomorrow for everyone.
No-Bake Strawberry Delight
This no-bake dessert is a quick-fix recipe for Strawberry lovers when they can’t find fresh Strawberries in market. Use bottled Strawberry crush to make ice-creams and desserts and you will not find much difference in taste.
- 1 cup thick yogurt/curd
- 1/2 cup mashed banana
- 4 tbsp. Strawberry crush or pulp
- 2 tbsp. orange juice
- 2 tbsp. melted butter or ghee
- 12 digestive biscuits
- 2 tsp. Agar-agar powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
Method; Fill all the digestive biscuits in a zip lock bag and crush them into coarse powder with a rolling pin. Add melted butter in the biscuit powder and mix lightly with fingers.
Use thick yogurt or curd in this recipe for better results. While setting the curd add a tbsp. of milk powder for a thick yogurt.
Sprinkle agar-agar powder in a bowl filled with orange juice and leave it aside for 10 minutes. Stir the mix lightly and bring the mixture to a boil, take off the heat and let it cool.
Read more about ‘how to use’ and the ‘benefits’ of Agar-agar over Gelatin in your recipes here.
Take a round pie dish and brush it with oil. Add the crushed biscuits at the bottom of the pie dish and press it lightly to make an even layer as the base.
Peel and mash banana with a fork.
Take a large bowl and add thick yogurt/curd, Strawberry crush, mashed banana, vanilla essence, soaked agar-agar powder and mix well. Pour this over the biscuit base in the pie dish and refrigerate it for 5-6 hours to set.
Remove from refrigerator, slice it into wedges and serve this healthy and scrumptious dessert into individual plates.
The no-bake Strawberry Delight is light & delightful and makes a perfect way to end your meals on a happy note.
- Replace orange juice with lemon juice or plain water for a different version of the recipe.
- You can avoid banana in this dessert if you wish.
- I used a mix of Horlicks Nutribic and Britania Good day biscuits to make the base of the dessert.
- Use good quality Strawberry crush which has whole fruits in it.
- I did not add sugar in the recipe as the fruit crush is sweet, you may add a few teaspoons if you like your desserts sweet.