Watermelon is one of my favorite fruit. The high water content makes you feel hydrated when it gets really hot.
Here I have made a dessert Squares with watermelon. This is a perfect dessert after a heavy meal. It is very light and refreshing. It is crunchy at the base and soft above. The combination of the texture is great. I hope you try it also.
For presentation I just stacked them as I found them cute that way.
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Step 1: Ingredients
Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Cooking Time - 10 minutes
Total Time - 1 hour
Milk- 1/2 Cup
Watermelon juice - 1 Cup
Gelatine - 1/2 Tbsp
sugar - 1/4 cup (or) little more based on the sweetness of watermelon
Marie Biscuit/ Graham Crackers - 70 Grams
Butter - 1/4 Cup
Corn Flour - 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 Tsp
Silicon Mold/ Baking Dish
Step 2: Crush
The first step is to crush the biscuit or the graham cracker.
Break them into small pieces and with help of a mixer crush them into rough grainy texture.
Do not make it too fine.
Step 3: Crumble
Add the lightly melted butter to the crush mixture. Bring them together to form a crumbly texture.
When pressed together they should hold. If not add more butter.
Step 4: To bake
Now grease the silicone mold. I have a square mold.
So I decided to make the squares in them.
Take little of the crumble mixture and place it in the mold.
Lightly press it to form the square shape and remove air bubbles.
See that the dish you take has sufficient height. This is because the whole process of making the squares will be continued in the same dish.
You can even use a baking dish of any size. Follow the same steps done with the mold. At the end cut them into squares.
Step 5: Bake
Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
Now bake the square crust for 5-10 minute till firm. Keep checking in between.
Let it cool.
Step 6: Bloom
Meanwhile bloom the gelatine.
For this take the cold milk and add gelatine. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
After the prescribed time the gelatine will bloom which can be seen from the photo.
Step 7: Watermelon Juice
Slice the watermelon. Remove the seeds.
With the help of a blender get the juice of the watermelon.
Strain it to remove the fiber.
Step 8: Lemon juice
Remove the seeds from the lemon.
Get the lemon juice from the lemon by squeezing it.
Step 9: Heat
Add the lemon juice and water melon juice in a pan. Heat at low flame.
Add the bloomed gelatine and water. At low flame heat till the gelatine has dissolved.
Add sugar and corn flour. While adding corn flour mix it with just sufficient amount of water. This will prevent lumps from forming.
Now keep stirring slowly till a creamy texture is formed.
Let it cool.
Step 10: Set the layers
Now when the lower square layer is cool add the creamy liquid over it.
Now refrigerate till the upper layer is set. This may take 1 hour.
When set remove whole layered Square from the mold.
I have stacked the squares and kept coriander leaf on the top. This just for the contrast of colors.
Every one in my family loved the taste and the texture. I hope you will love it too.
Serve it as soon as you take it out of the refrigerator.
My dessert squares stayed intact for half an hour. I didn't try beyond this time as I couldn't resist my temptation.
So you have got this much time to serve and for eating. :D