Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding is one of the easiest and the quickest desserts you’ll ever make! It tastes super delicious and looks even prettier! It calls for basic pantry essentials and takes less 15 minutes to put together. Something everyone should definitely try sometime soon 🙂 

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding is a relatively rich dessert so I chose to serve these in individual servings which are not too large. Although you can even make a large portion like a no-bake cake and serve it as slices too.

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding also known as Macau pudding, is very well known Portuguese dessert. It is a layered dessert made with a simple combination o sweetened whipped cream and crumbled Marie biscuits. Serradura literally translates to sawdust in Portuguese because the texture of the crumbled Marie Biscuits resembles sawdust.

This pudding/ dessert is a classic no cook, no bake recipe. Although, it does take a while to set perfectly and hence can be planned for a great make-ahead dessert.

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

I had first tasted this pudding in Goa a few years ago. I really didn’t think I could actually like this dessert but two bites in and I loved the texture and the flavor. It was rich and yet so palatable. The unique texture of the pudding is something I really enjoyed the most. It is quite different from the other puddings or biscuit based desserts that we usually eat.

I recreated it a few times at home and I loved how easy it was to put together! Great for parties and get togethers, you can make them ahead of time and let them set for a few hours while you prep the other things. So if you have 15 minutes at hand and biscuits, some whipping cream and a couple of more ingredients, you are good to go!

Also, if you liked Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding for a party that you are planning, you’ll love some more Goan treats for that party!
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So, let’s make some pudding!

To begin, break each biscuit into 3-4 pieces. Now, pulse them in the food processor/ grinder and make a fine powder.

Set this powder aside.

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Next, in a large bowl, add the whipping cream. Start whipping it on a low speed and then gradually take to the highest speed. Whip the cream for 4-5 minutes. You will see soft peaks at this stage.

Add the condensed milk an vanilla extract next. Once again whip the cream with the condensed milk until you see stiff peaks. It will take another 5-7 minutes of whipping if using an electric whisk.

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

To assemble the pudding, take a few small glasses. Start with a layer of crushed biscuits and then top it with the whipped cream layer. Make similar alternating layers to fill the glass to the top.

Make sure you finish the topping with some crushed biscuits. Repeat the same steps for each glass. Garnish it in any way you fancy. Refrigerate the glasses for 3-4 hours before serving. They are best consumed the same day.

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding
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Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding

Serradura | Portuguese Sawdust Pudding is an eggfree, quick no cook, no bake cream and cookie kind of dessert. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Goan, Portiguese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 dessert glasses
Author Shreya Ashish Tiwari

Ingredients

  • 24 nos. Marie/ Maria Biscuits
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, condensed milk adjust it further as per personal preference
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. To begin, break each biscuit into 3-4 pieces. Now, pulse them in the food processor/ grinder and make a fine powder.

  2. Set this powder aside.

  3. Next, in a large bowl, add the whipping cream. Start whipping it on a low speed and then gradually take to the highest speed. Whip the cream for 4-5 minutes. You will see soft peaks at this stage. 

  4. Add the condensed milk an vanilla extract next. Once again whip the cream with the condensed milk until you see stiff peaks. It will take another 5-7 minutes of whipping if using an electric whisk. 

  5. To assemble the pudding, take a few small glasses. Start with a layer of crushed biscuits and then top it with the whipped cream layer. Make similar alternating layers to fill the glass to the top.

  6. Make sure you finish the topping with some crushed biscuits. Repeat the same steps for each glass. Garnish it in any way you fancy. Refrigerate the glasses for 3-4 hours before serving. They are best consumed the same day.

Love,
Shreya

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