Ambrosia Dessert

from The Taste of Longing

Recipe provided by Euphemia Redfearn, Australian (1896-1945) Redfearn was married to jockey and horse-trainer William Wyatt Redfearn (1878-1942).  Both died in interment.  Source: Changi POW Recipe Log Book.


1 cup mashed bananas

1 cup granulated sugar

3 teaspoons lemon juice

¼ cup orange juice

¼ teaspoon salt

2 beaten egg whites

1 teaspoon grated orange rind

½ teaspoon grated lemon rind

Mandarin orange slices


Mix mashed bananas with sugar, lemon juice, orange juice and salt.  Beat well, add beaten egg whites, grated lemon and orange rind.  

Chill for several hours.  Place in sherbet cups and serve with mandarin sections. 

Images and content used with permission by Between the Lines. 

Nada’s Tips & Tricks:  This dessert was overly tart for us.  My suggestion would be to serve this over a white loaf or angel food cake to balance sweet with sour.