1cupof cashew nutschopped black raisins and tutti-frutti
2tbspdark chocolatechopped thickly
a few glazed cherrieschopped
few pieces of candied orangeschopped
2tbspbrandy or rum
1teaspoondark choco chipsOptional
1teaspoonof *strawberry Compote warmed with 1 tablespoon of rum
Take the nuts, tutti-frutti, raisins and glazed cherries in rum and let it soak for about 2 hours.
Blend together the cheese, fresh cream, sour cream, condensed milk, powdered sugar till smooth.
Add the soaked nuts, raisins, tutti frutti and dark chocolate.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Add the bloomed gelatin if you want it to set. Omit if you prefer smoothie-type dessert.
Apply little bit of jam and rum mix to the bottom of the glasses or dessert bowls before adding the cassata cream mixture.
Chill for 4-5 hours.
Garnish with dark choco chips/ grated dark chocolate or glazed cherries or fresh fruit like strawberries/ cherries etc.
Method for blooming gelatin- Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water and let stand for 10 minutes. Warm slightly to dissolve the gelatin and let it come to room temperature before using as per need.