If I tell you that I am going to share the easiest dessert recipe in the world, would you believe me? No? But you have to! This is perhaps or maybe THE dessert that didn’t even take up any time of mine. There are hardly any ingredients going into this – it is just cream and crushed biscuits, but tastes amazing. What more, you can adjust the recipe the way you want – more cookies, less cream or less cookies, more cream! 😉
I first saw this recipe in an issue of BBC Good Food ages ago and had handwritten down the recipe. I had made it a couple of times but it never appeared in the blog. Serradura is basically a Portuguese dessert and the word literally translates as “sawdust”, simply because the biscuits are crushed to represent sand. Very creative way of putting a name for a dessert, right? 😉 It is also a popular dessert in Goa, thanks to its Portuguese influences. When you don’t have a clue what to make for dessert for a big group of people, then this is the best way to go about it! Jumping straight on to the recipe…
- 1 large pack Marie biscuits
- ⅓ cup nuts of your choice, toasted and cooled (I used cashew nuts)
- 250 ml whipped cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp condensed milk (as per sweetness)
- Crush the biscuits and cashew nuts coarsely.
- Whip the cream till still.
- Add in the vanilla extract and condensed milk and beat till combined.
- Put crushed biscuit in the first layer, followed by the cream and keep layering till both are completed.
- Sprinkle some crushed biscuits on top.
- Keep in fridge for a couple of hours. Serve cold.