Monday, 16 August 2010

Biscuit Pudding



I love biscuit puddings of any kind. They are creamy, rich and one easy dessert that can be put together in no time. Here is one such pudding that I made couple of days back for an Iftar evening we had at our friend’s place. Everyone absolutely loved it and few even asked me for recipe. This is one of many recipes that I had bookmarked from nestle-family since last Ramadan. I have made some of their recipes in the past and all tasted just brilliant.

Here I have followed the recipe exactly except for some minor changes. The recipe uses crushed biscuits which I was a bit sceptical about. I am not a fan of crunchy biscuits in between the creamy pudding. If you like that crunchy bits, you may follow the recipe as it is. But if you are like me, and like soft pudding and a cake textured biscuit layer with a hint of coffee, you can dip the whole biscuits in strong black coffee concoction and use a double layer of biscuits instead of the crushed ones. If you don’t like the coffee flavour, you can dip them in milk too. The given amount makes a huge of batch of pudding which fills a 2 litre pudding dish/tray, and can be made a day or two ahead if you are making it for a party. It would be a real mob pleaser.


Ingredients:

1 tin NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g
½ cup butter or 100 g, melted (I used 3 Tablespoons)
1 tin NESTLÉ® Cream or 170 g (I used ½ cup thick double cream)
4cups water or 1000 ml
½ cup – ¾ cup caster sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon Lemon zest grated (I used 1 Tablespoon orange zest, grated)
¾ cup plain flour
150g tea biscuits , crushed with hand
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 - 4 tablespoons ground pistachio nuts
3 tablespoons desiccated coconut

Preparation:


1.Combine Condensed Milk , butter, Cream, water, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon/orange zest in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined; add flour to the mixture by batches and mix until the mixture smoothens and no lumps.

2. Pour the mixture in a large saucepan, whisk constantly over medium heat until it boils. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture thickens then remove from heat.

3. In a large baking dish; Pour around 4-5 ladles of the cream mixture. Sprinkle a thick layer of crushed biscuit and then sieve cocoa powder. Repeat another layer. Top with some cocoa powder, powdered pistachio and then dessicated coconut. The layers starts and end with cream mixture on top.

4. Place in a preheated oven at 180°C for 5-10 minutes until the coconut starts taking a golden colour. Remove from oven and let it cool to room temperature then place in fridge. Serve chilled.

Notes:

1. Make sure to keep stirring the pudding mixture constantly else the egg would scramble scramble and form lumps.

2. Instead of crushing biscuits, dip them in strong black coffee and layer them. This will give the sessert a divine coffee flavour.
This recipe also goes for the event Joy From Fasting to feasting hosted by Lubna of KitchenFlavours.

42 comments:

shifa firoz said...

virtually enjoying it! :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Yummmmyyy .That looks fantastic shabs.So beautifully presented.Kothiyayi!

Nitha said...

Looks yummy.. I too posted a pudding recipe today..

Akila said...

really fantastic and innovative idea of using biscuits in pudding... will definitely give a try...

http://www.akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Gulmohar said...

That looks so festive...Sure sounds like a winner..Bookmarking this..thanks Shabs :-)
Glad to know that you liked the beet leaves thoran :-)

aipi said...

Ohh this pudding looks delicious!! Wish I had some!

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks fantastic.thanks for sharing this yummy recipe..bookmarked.

Sayantani said...

such a gorgeous looking dessert and that too so easy. love your elegant pictures as wel..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks awesome

Jennifurla said...

Great pics, I need to try this

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that looks wonderful, just the sound of it is mouth watering :)

Kamalika said...

New dish to me...I never tried or tasted biscuit pudding...bookmarked it...

meeso said...

I've never had a biscuit pudding but any time I see condensed milk in a recipe I want to try it :)

Rachana said...

The biscuit pudding looks truly tempting! Beautiful presentation and clicks!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks super yummy!

Nags said...

this is torture shabs. i want to see how the pudding looks inside!!!

shifa firoz said...

had to come bk here and tell u this DH was saying why not make this today??? will update u if i make it :)

I have an award for u in my blog please pick it up! :)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Pudding looks fantastic but eggs are not allowed in the event. Am sorry. Pls send eggless entries. thanks

Prathibha said...

Pudding looks really inviting.....even I love biscuit puddings...I wish I could taste it..

Priya said...

Beautiful presented pudding, looks irresistible..

Neetz said...

wow!! simply out of this world shabss!!!... u reeally know how to make ur friends drool :)

Afsal_ Alif said...

lukks Gudd n' rich ! Usually we use Arrowroot(Marie) biscuits for desserts like Pudding....Can't figure out which kind of biscuits you have used.....?!

Shabs.. said...

thanks to all for stopping by n for ur encouraging comments....

@nags, sorry, i coudnt take the picture cos i took the whole thing over to friends place.....

@shifa, this makes a huge quantity....halve it if you want less....let me how it turns out for u...

@Sara....its ok...

@afsal...i used marie biscuits, which is quite like arrow root..:)

An Open Book said...

shab...i see you are putting the wall papers from wilki ro good use:)
nice pics..im sure it tasted awesome..my mom makes them so much that i now cant stand biscuit pudding..pakshe its not as elaborate like urs..so mayb i shud try this and id get back my love for biscuit pudding

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so good Shabs, lovely pudding with nice presentation. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comments:-)

Radhika said...

I just want to dig into it right away Shabs. Love the textured backdrop and the decorations on the pudding. I guess it is lemon rind?

Torviewtoronto said...

first time in your blog lovely recipe and picture
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Medifast Diet Review said...

Your bisguit pudding sounds very good, and looks very tempting.

Shabs.. said...

@Nish...Oh yeah...i have started using them sometime back....they saved my life..and i love using them, but just so confused as to what colour will go with what dishes!!PInney, mine is also simple one, i just garnished it...

@umm maymoon, thanks for stoping by dear.

@radhika....those are ornage rinds.

@torev....thanks for stopping by...

@medifeast...thxnk for ur comments...

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Maya said...

Lovely pudding, Is it necessary to add eggs ?

Shabs.. said...

@Maya, thx for stopping by and ur comment...Regarding omitting eggs, I am not sure how it would turn out as I haven't tried them myself that way. Sorry about that.

Regds,
Shabs.

Mallugirl said...

i feel like eating only sweet stuff when i fast, are u like that?

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely pudding Shabs! Nice to be here at your space. Shall keep in touch. Best wishes.

kothiyavunu.com said...

adipoli recipe shabs..looks & sounds good..nice click!!

Mallugirl said...

shabs, aleesa godumbu is the same as haleem wheat. i have seen recipes with the bulgar wheat and broken wheat so i think its ok to use that too. the skinned wheat(aleesa godambu) gives it a creaminess that the broken wheat doesn't.
heh, hee.. so u are like me!!with the sweet stuff.

Achi said...

Hey Shabs, Salam ..

I was searching for some recipes and was linked to ur blog .. I must say, this is the BEST food blog I ve ever seen .. Ur recipes,the style of presentation are really superb!! .. Above that the photography of each n every recipe in this blog is awesome ..I jus loved them :-)..Congrats and may Allah shower his blessings upon u and ur family. Ameen!!

Shabs.. said...

Thanks to all for stopping by..

@Achi, waalaikum.....Thanks alot for your kind words and blessings....

salma said...

salam Shabs,
Is it necessary to bake it. can i just toast the cocnut and sprinkle?

Shabs.. said...

Hi salma,
Waalaikum. I dont think it will make any difference if you dint bake it. It will still taste the same i feel apart from the slight;y toasted nuts and coconut on top.. Yeah, just toasting the coconut and sprinkling will do.Make sure you dont toast the coconut until brown. Let me know if you liked it ok?...
love,
shabs.

salma said...

i am planning to make it for eid. Will let you know how it comes out. Tks in advance for the redeipetks for the reply,

Anonymous said...

Assalam,
Been eying this pudding since ages.Finally made it!.
thanks for the recipe.
Only I was wondering whether the amount of sugar is a bit more.

Saf

Shabs.. said...

@walaikum saf,
Thanks for the feedback. Regarding sugar, you can adjust it to your preference. My sweet level is normally on the higher side, so you may want to reduce it a bit. Thats y I gave the amount of sugar from 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup, so that you can adjust it to your preferernce or even lesser if you wish:)

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