Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Serradura (Macau Sawdust Pudding)

The months of Jan & Feb sees a whole lot of celebrations- my bundles of joy as well as hubby dearest celebrate their birthdays and the days from 23 Jan to 23 Feb is dotted with sinful indulgences. What aggravates those guilty tuck-ins are not the extra serves of the final outcome but the ingredients itself. For instance this dessert requires condensed milk and guess who had (many) a hearty lick from the tin :p
The need for restraint goes for a toss when I see the milkmaid tin and can you blame me ? Every drop is a trip to heaven & back. The weighing scales are not taking it kindly and are repaying me back heavily (pun intended:) 


This month's Blog Hop Wednesday sees me paired with Neetz Kitchen. Her space is full of finger-licking good recipes and I had my eye on a few of them; finally zeroed down to the Serradura or the saw-dust pudding, that I had been meaning to try for quite some time. The moment I saw the clicks of the pudding, the sweet fairy in me clicked and the dessert beckoned.





Nope, I was not put off by the absence of whipped cream - instead used Amul's Fresh Cream and the result was equally appreciated  devoured. The cream did not give the same stiff peaks after beating it, and hence could not create the multi-layered effect; nevertheless it was delightful in every sense of the word.


Serradura - an exotic name to a very simple & easy to assemble multi-layered dessert. 




This delight has its origins in Macau and is called so because, the powdered biscuits give an earthy saw-dust feel to it. The original recipes see addition of gelatin or egg-whites and makes it quite a complicated indulgence. You can create a sure party-winner by assembling this dessert in catchy glasses and WOW everybody! 


I freezed a portion of the contents in a covered plastic box and served it as ice-cream to my daughter. You can enjoy this multi-layered dessert like an Ice-cream Cake too !

Succumbing to the diktats of my sweet tooth, I increased the quantity of condensed milk (more than 70 ml specified in the recipe) up to 100ml. You can taste the mix and decide the quantity !






Preparation:
In a bowl whip the cream and when it reaches just before the peak stage add in the condensed milk & vanilla essence and whip till peaks are formed. In case, you are using fresh cream like I did, whip till all the ingredients bubble up & are frothy. 


Powder the biscuits and nuts coarsely in a processor or by using the ziplock rolling pin method (where in the biscuits and nuts are put into a ziplock bag and after closing it are given resounding thumps till they are powdered) 

How to arrange them:


In a glass, spoon in the whipped cream.(you can use a piping bag if needed). Then carefully add in a spoonful of biscuits-nuts mixture making sure the corners are covered. Then again add in the whipped cream and then the biscuit mix. Repeat this process till you reach the top of the glass. Decorate with chocolate shavings/cocoa/nuts. Refrigerate till set and dig in.



Linking it Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesdays; also to Anzz's Valentine Special and to Kalyani's Valentine Fest - Served with Love

Enjoy !

36 comments:

  1. I really love layered desserts and this one seems to be superb! I too love condensed milk a lot and it's good to indulge in some once a while :)

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  2. wo!! urs looks heavenly and i can feel the taste right form the pics :) awesome priya!!

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  3. looks heavenly beautifully made dessert

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  4. I too had seen this at Neetz space and had fallen in love with it...and now your writeup and pictures are tempting me a lot...

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  5. wowwww...tempting dessert..looks lovely..

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  6. i love layered desserts lately! :) this looks wonderful!

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  7. the name made me wonder about the ingredients it would have , loved the recipe, bookmarking, thanks for recreating this wonderful creation from Neetz

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  8. wow delicious pudding,luks so tempting...

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  9. wonderful pudding !! looks YUM !!

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  10. Sinful indulgence for this one I will pay too. Bookmarked. Thanks.

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  11. yummy and easy dessert..loved it

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  12. Looks fabulous, Priya - Many happy returns to all the wonderful people in your life - love, Priya

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  13. Looks so damn yummy :) Give me a cup plzzz

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  14. Looks amazingly delicious.! loved it. Please do link this to my event too. Would be great..!

    My event- Valentines Day Special

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  15. Name itself very tempting...Delicious dessert!!

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  16. Delicious dessert,looks divine..yum

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  17. Looks simple enough to try and exotic enough to cook!

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  18. very interesting and yummy pudding...

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  19. This sounds yum! will try it out soon bookmarked :) blog hopped here :) do drop by some time!

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  20. Sounds like my kind of dessert.

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  21. wow...this so yummy n tempting dessert...lovely clicks!!
    Nice choice of recipe dear!!

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  22. Condensed milk? hmmm...yum yum! Now my mouth is watering :))

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  23. looks absolutely inviting! never had this before though..

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  24. Wow Priya, that looks so tempting. I'm afraid I would have eaten it all before pictures were taken for the blog. Hope things are well with you.

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  25. wow,looks glossy and tempting- bet you must have had one tasty treat!

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  26. this looks sooo delicious,...quick and yummy!!!

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  27. What a delightful and delicious dessert!

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  28. Great information,thanks for sharing this wonderful post here,really its very informative.

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  29. Yumm!!! Delicious pudding and easy to make too... really a sweeeeeeeeeeet indulgence!! :)

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  30. an Indian talking about a Portuguese dessert? no wonder it has several errors lol

    heavy cream NOT whiping cream & vanilla wafers get soaked in 43 liquor with a wafer on top

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    1. what is wrong about an Indian talking about a foreign dessert- cooking is not being stiff about the flavours but rather recreating the dishes to suit one's palate and of course based on the ingredients available in the market. I suggest you enjoy your time in the kitchen and celebrate the magic of cooking with your own twist rather than overtly fussing about the recipe .

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