Yesterday, 30th of July 2016, I decided to try to re-create a recipe for Black Sambo. It's apparently a jelly-like dessert that looks like a two-tiered cake. The lower part is a dark brown / black jelly and the upper part is the creamy jelly.
I got the idea for this because this was served as a dessert one time in the office and I was not able to try it out. I checked the internet for a recipe and decided to try and re-create it at home.
Before anything else, it was a decent success. It tastes good, I guess. I've never tried the real deal so I have no point of comparison. However I did make one really critical mistake. I didn't wait long enough for the lower part to set before pouring in the upper part. I got too excited to finish it. So basically it still looks two-tiered but there are places where it looks marbled.
It is an interesting effect but I don't think that's how black sambo is supposed to look. Some photos below.
|Some ingredients (I had already cooked the black part here)|
|Black part done and waiting to set (Next time I will let this set for three hours)|
|My first attempt at black sambo (still tastes good)|