Serradura – Easiest Pudding Ever!

I discovered the recipe to this awesome pudding just in time. A few days after T’s birthday I had some extra packets of whipping cream lying around in the refrigerator just waiting to be used and what a stunning use this was. You can literally put this pudding together in a matter of minutes.

The Serradura is a Portuguese/Goan concoction. The word means ‘saw-dust’. Given that there is a dusty layer of biscuit crumble, it is anybody’s guess why it’d be called so. I for one have to try the traditional Serradura on my next visit to Goa.

T just lapped it up like a little puppy. Of course though after such indulgence he did turn into a little windup monkey for a bit. ;)





Here’s what you need

  • Whipping cream
  • Condensed milk
  • Biscuits
  • Vanilla Essence

Here’s what you will need to do

  • Whip the cream until soft peaks form
  • Add in the vanilla essence and condensed milk (to the degree of sweetness you prefer)
  • Whip the cream until hard peaks form
  • Set aside
  • In a bowl, make a layer of biscuit crumble. I used a mix of digestive and ginger biscuits, though one can use any like Marie, Glucose etc.
  • Next, layer the cream on top
  • Repeat with as many layers as desired to whichever thickness you prefer
  • Cool for a couple of hours and serve
  • One could make individual portions for toddlers

Mix things up

One could use Cocoa powder for a chocolate Serradura Or use cinnamon or cardamom powder in the whipped cream to give it a spice spin

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2 thoughts on “Serradura – Easiest Pudding Ever!

  1. Oh my, I had this dessert for the first time at my Portuguese Teacher’s house the other day…. although they called it something that roughly translated to “Clouds from Heaven!” My goodness it was scrumptious! Have you tried making Pastel de Nata before? I attempted and failed miserably, but would love to see some advice from someone more apt in the kitchen then I. :)
    Take care, Kaz

    • Thank you Kaz for writing in. I haven’t tried making Pastel De Nata before or even heard of it to be honest. I am going to look it up and definitely give it go and of course have it up on the blog if all goes well. :)

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