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. ;)

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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

Recipe Credit: http://www.mydiversekitchen.com

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No Bake Strawberry Crumble

I love making this version of fruit crumbles. I don’t need to bake them and I can easily make the fruit sauce layer over the stove top. T absolutely loves these as much as we do.

The recipe consists essentially of three layers: The bottom biscuit crumble layer, the middle jam layer & the whipped cream top layer.

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For the bottom base layer you will need: 

  • Digestive or glucose biscuits
  • Melted ghee or butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  1. Make a semi fine crumble out of the biscuits. Let some small chunky bits remain. Mix the salt and sugar and the melted ghee to this
  2. Take a transparent serving bowl (only because it looks so pretty) and press the biscuit mix to the base
  3. Set aside

For the middle Jam layer:

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar

Please refer to my previous post on the Pectin Free Strawberry Jam. However you need not make the jam too thick. You can bring it to the boil and cook it until it only just slightly thickens.

Let the Jam cool before pouring it onto the biscuit layer. Once you have poured it on top of the biscuit layer, pop it in the refrigerator to further cool.

Tip: To add some body to the jam you could add an apple or even a pear to the strawberries

For the top whipped cream layer:

  • Whipping cream (heavy or light)
  • Icing sugar
  • Vanilla essence or paste

Whip the cream adding the icing sugar and the vanilla paste. Do not over whip, for the cream can split. Stop whipping when you are able to make medium peaks.

Once the strawberry jam layer has completely cooled down, top it off with the whipped cream and pop it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it!!

Please note: I have not given portions since the quantity of ingredients you use will depend on the serving bowl as well as how thick or thin you want to go with each layer.

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