This Marie-biscuit pudding recipe comes from my sister’s star cafe. So what is star cafe? As a weekend mother-daughter activity, didi has started a ‘star cafe’; a cafe where she and her 6 year daughter are the chefs. It serves many purposes but the main being that Nandini will eat what she has made herself. And so most items on star cafe menu are with fruits. Didi keeps looking for child friendly recipes. Child friendly both in terms of making and eating. She came across this one during a pot luck party at a friend’s house. Last weekend when they were visiting us, the star cafe chefs made this biscuit pudding in my weekend kitchen. And what’s best this marie biscuit pudding requires no cooking at all! Just about 10 minutes of assembling and then leave it to set in the refrigerator. You can also prepare this a day in advance.
Marie biscuit pudding
By Ashima Goyal Siraj
Preparation time: |Cooking time: |Serves: 8
3-4 tsp instant coffee powder
1 cup lukewarm water
4-5 spoon castor sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
1 packet Marie biscuit
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Mix instant coffee powder in 1 cup lukewarm water
- Beat together the cream, sugar and vanilla essence
- Dip Marie biscuit in coffee and put a layer of them in a glass dish
- Pour the coffee on this layer with a spoon.
- Now add a layer of cream
- Sprinkle a layer of chopped walnuts
- Now repeat the layers, one layer of biscuit dipped in coffee, one of coffee, one of cream and then sprinkle chopped walnuts
- Cover the dish with cling film and refrigerate for 4-5 hrs
- Scoop out and serve individual portions. As an afterthought, I think it would be better to set the pudding in the first place in individual ramekins! The only negative with that would be that one won’t get to see the lovely layers!