Reader recipe: Nisha’s Mango-misu

This is a sponsored post for Woolworths.


So, last week I asked for you guys to share your favourite recipes for Christmas, and there were loads. If you’re looking for recipe inspiration, just check out the comments on the post. I picked a handful of the best and put the in a poll on Facebook so everyone could vote on which I should make. I sent a text to my family and said: If you want to have a choice in what you’ll be eating at the party, make sure you vote.

At 4pm on Saturday – as I sat in the carpark at Woolworths ready to go in and shop for supplies, the winner with the most votes was decided and it was… Nisha’s Mango-misu. I wrote my list and shopped. And then I got home and started creating.

Now, I want you to take this into consideration. I wasn’t in my own kitchen. I didn’t have my own things. Just keep that in mind.

I’ve just spent the past week in Sydney. It’s been a crazy time of a bit of work, a bit of play and bit of family. Each year we have a family Christmas party – I organise the Kris Kringle and Ma hosts it. Everyone brings a dish and their personality. Families are such funny things, aren’t they? So many different personalities in one room.

The weather played up, so we all {20 of us!} piled into Ma’s one bedroom apartment and ate lunch. Eventually the weather cleared and we spilled out onto the lawn for cricket and chatter.

It will be our last Christmas in my Ma’s place, because she’s moving up near us {having just nabbed a transfer to a Woolies near us. Yay!}. So who knows what the next family Christmas will bring!

Back to the Mango-misu…

My Cousin Kate was making dessert, so I had to compete with her White Chocolate Cheesecake. Kate is known for her food looking like it’s just out of the magazine. She’s my favourite foodie friend/family. This was her contribution to Christmas lunch and it was ammmmaaazing!

White chocolate cheesecake

{Kate kindly gave me the recipe to share. Coming soon!}

And then there was mine. People may have laughed when I brought it out. I know Nisha probably makes it a million times better looking than I did, and I apologise. It was definitely all in the eating; delicious and fresh.


If you’d like to recreate this delectable take on tiramisu, here’s the recipe:

You’ll need:

500g mascarpone cheese
600ml thickened cream
1/3 cup (50g) icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
1/2 cup (125ml) Grand Marnier
Juice of 2 oranges
300g savoiardi (see note) (sponge finger biscuits)
3 mangoes, flesh sliced 1cm thick

Raspberry sauce
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
250g fresh or frozen raspberries
Juice of 1 lemon

Lets get cooking:

Step 1
Line the base of a 22cm springform cake pan with plastic wrap or baking paper. Place the mascarpone, thickened cream, icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla seeds in the bowl of
an electric mixer and beat on high speed until thick and well combined.

Step 2
Combine the Grand Marnier and orange juice in a separate bowl. Dip half the sponge fingers into the juice mixture and layer in the base of the cake pan. Spread with one-third of the mascarpone mixture, and top with one-third of the mango slices. Repeat the process, then top with the remaining mascarpone mixture, reserving the remaining mango slices to serve. Cover the cake and chill for 2 hours or until firm.

Step 3
Meanwhile for the raspberry sauce, place the sugar and 2 tbs water in a small pan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cool slightly, then add the berries and lemon juice. Whiz in a food processor until smooth, then pass through a sieve. Chill until ready to serve. (You can store the sauce, covered, in the fridge for 3-4 days- its fantastic on vanilla ice cream!).

Step 4
To serve, carefully remove the sides and base of the cake pan and transfer the mangomisu to a platter. Decorate with curls of the reserved mango, then slice and serve with berry sauce.

For more mango-inspired recipes, you can check out the Woolworths recipe section. I’m eyeing off the mango and passionfruit parfait {just quietly}.

Again, congratulations Nisha and thanks for the recipe. Your prize is on it’s way to you!

Will you be celebrating Christmas with your extended family this year?


  1. charmaine says

    No probably just mother in law and my two childrens partners and the partners parents maybe? Not sure, may just be 5 of us:) Can you tell I’m not organized hahaha Have a great Christmas!

  2. Sharlene Hawksby says

    Chantelle – thanks for the taste of summer. It is cold and wet here and mangoes are not in season (we don’t grow them here anyway) but when they are and the weather is warm I pinned three recipes from your post to try as we love mango.

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