When it comes to my Pachi‘s cooking and sweets, I can think of only one dish. Biscuit pudding…Ahh..Its so tasty. Though I don’t like sweets or chocolates, somehow this dish is my favorite. Whenever I go to Pachi‘s house in Balgaum, I ask her to prepare this and then I request her to let me help in the preparation. Why? because, there is always competition about getting the empty vessel in which the dish is prepared!!!. Yes, my cousins and I like to eat each and every trace of chocolate mix from the vessel, in other words lick it clean, before putting the vessel for washing :D. Do you say its bad manners? Well.. I don’t really care about manners when it comes to Biscuit pudding :).
There are few people in my home, who feel extremely happy when they see me eating something with interest (as I said, I am a very bad eater). So here is the clue for them, prepare this dish for me and you will get the happiness :D. BTW…pachi knows this secret. So whenever I go to her house, she makes sure to prepare this for me and since I am the guest, I would get preference over others to get biggest share of pudding as well as the vessel . One should see the expression on my cousin’s face at those times!!!.
This dish takes around 10mins to prepare and it can fit any parties at home. ‘Britannia marie biscuits‘ (normal ones) are the best suited for this dish, they do not become paste after soaking. Pachi had told “Nice” biscuits also go well with this. But I haven’t tried it yet.
I searched a lot of American grocery shops to find any biscuits which are similar to Marie. The closest I found was “Keebler Toasteds buttercrisp” (these become paste when soaked and have a bit of buttery taste. So preferrably use Marie, but if you do not get them, use the buttercrisps). Please make sure to use unsalted, a bit hard biscuits similar to Marie.
This is a must try for all Tiramisu lovers since both taste almost same.It is much much easier to make, so that is an added advantage.
2 tbl spns coco powder
1 tbl spn drinking chocolate
1 tea spn vanilla essence
1 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup hot milk
8 tbl spns powdered Sugar
1 tea spn coffee powder
The cream used for cake decoration can be used for this.
Keep 2-3 layers of biscuits in a vessel (use large bottomed vessel) and soak them with 1/4 cup milk.
Inn a separate bowl, mix sugar and remaining milk till the sugar is dissolved. Then add coco, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cream. Mix slowly to get a uniform mixture. Taste the mixture at this stage, if sugar is less, add some more to suit your taste.
Now pour this mixture on the soaked biscuits.
Chill in the refrigerator (do not freeze it) and serve.
Serves : 4
Preparation time : 10mins