My aunt, Teta Anka, used to make this at nearly every family gathering we ever had growing up. It was so popular with our family, we all looked forward to it. She would make a huge batch of this and if any was leftover, my mother would always want to take some home for tomorrow, it was one of her favourites.
It has been over 15 years since I last had this. I found the recipe this morning and decided I'd make it.
This is something that is great for parties, it is light and refreshing. When you first see it you expect it to be really sweet, it is actually not, it has a tartness about it also. The sweetness of the marshmallows is countered by the sour cream.
This is a recipe from my families party food history, hope it becomes yours to.
1 x 250g packet pink and white marshmallows
2 x 310g cans mandarin segments
1 x 450g can crushed pineapple
300ml sour cream
5 tablespoons desiccated coconut, optional (my aunt did not add coconut)
Dried breadcrumbs, if needed
Using scissors, cut the marshmallows in half and place in a large bowl.
Drain mandarin segments, reserve the juice of one tin.
Drain the crushed pineapple, reserve half of the juice.
To the marshmallows add the mandarin segments and reserved mandarin juice, the crushed pineapple and reserved pineapple juice and the sour cream. Stir well to combine. Add the coconut if you are using it.
If the mixture is too runny, add some dried breadcrumbs a little at a time, until you have the thickness you like, don't add too much though. Refrigerate until need, best served cold.
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