Recipe

Fresh Mango And Papaya Sorbet Parfait

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups diced ripe mango
  • 2 1/2 cups diced ripe papaya
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries
  • Sprigs fresh mint
  • 12 to 16 slices, (cubed)
  • ANGEL FOOD CAKE:
  • 10 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

Directions

  • In 2 separate nonreactive saucepans, place the mango in 1 and the papaya in the other. Add 1 cup of sugar and 2 1/2 cups of water to each pan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely. In a blender, puree the mango mixture until smooth. Remove and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Set aside. Wash out the cup of the blender and puree the papaya mixture until smooth. Remove and strain through a fine mesh sieve. In an ice cream maker, process each mixture, separately, according to manufacturers directions.
  • Slice the strawberries and place in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. To serve, lay some of the cubed Angel Food Cake over the bottom each balloon wine glass or serving bowls. Place 2 small scoops of the mango sorbet over the cake. Spoon some of the berries over the top. Repeat with the remaining cake, papaya sorbet and berries. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
  • ANGEL FOOD CAKE: Preheat the oven to 375?F. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites on medium speed with the cream of tartar and the salt until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add the flour and beat for 2 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Pour the batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan. Bake until golden brown and springy when touches, 30 to 35 minutes. (The top of the cake may crack a little.) Remove the pan from the oven and turn it upside down over the neck of a bottle. Let cool completely.
  • Yield: 1 cake to serve 12