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This is the World's most easiest dessert, to date, according to me! Really! I always always look out for things which are easy to cook yet looks and tastes delicious. This is one among them and this will top my list of the most easiest dessert ever! Not convinced yet? Read through rest of the post and see if what I'm saying is right or wrong :-) You hardly need 10 mins to whip up a bowl of this wonderful delicious dessert!
When I was in India for my vacation,we had a wedding to attend in Goa. My most favourite cousin, Tia, was getting married to her long time boyfriend, Nitish. I was one of the bridesmaids for her wedding. It was such a beautiful ceremony.So, on the previous night, we had a ceremony called 'Madhuramveppu' and this was the dessert for that night. We all loved it and was trying all ways possible to get the recipe for it.We asked Tia what the name of the dessert was. She said something which none of us could remember!
So the day after the wedding, before Amma and myself left for Delhi,my cousin Rosily found out that the caterers for Madhuramveppu had a restaurant closeby to where we were staying. That means, they will have the same dessert on the menu!! So without wasting another minute, we set out to finding Ernesto's.Making sure we saved some space for the much awaited dessert, we had a small lunch and then gorged on 2 full bowls of Serradura.Then we rushed back to the hotel to pack our bags and catch the next train to our respective destinations with one thought in our minds,'Get the recipe for this dessert!'.
My own recipe
20 marie biscuits
6 tbsp condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Powder the biscuits until super fine. Whip the cream to soft peaks, add condensed milk & vanilla and whip till firm peaks form.Layer them in individual bowl and refrigerate overnight *.
*The Serradura I had was frozen.If you want to do that, freeze the dessert and then leave it outside 20 mins before serving time.It is absolutely delicious this way! It melts in your mouth. I also sprinkled some cocoa powder over the last layer of biscuit,for an effect :-)
Serradurra means 'sawdust' in Portuguese.I think this is becasue of the texture of the finely ground biscuits. You really have to powder it very fine to get the real texture for this dessert.Use your mixie for this purpose.I searched high and low on the web for this recipe and they all looked similar and very easy! So I thought of coming up with my own proportions.Adjust the sweetness to your taste.You just cannot go wrong with this dessert.This is one of our favourite desserts and one cannot eat a large quantity because it's rich and heavy.So when you serve, serve it in small portions. I sincerely hope you all try this because it's worth it! :-)
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Thanks for all emails asking me about my absence here...lots are happening on the personal front! Don't worry, it's nothing bad, it's everything happy but I just cannot find the energy to blog like before! :-) I have a happy news to share! I am featured on VANITHA December 2011 with my 4 Christmas special cakes, so when you get the time, grab a copy and have a look. I haven't seen it for myself but I heard the cakes look good :)