This year we’ll be in Spain for Easter and I was a bit sad that we’d miss out on some of our favourite Easter traditions. Sure there’s the egg hunt but it’s the treats and the celebration of new life as our extended family gathers together, that I’ll miss most. In typical fashion, I decided to move up the holiday and so we gathered the family for a quick mini celebration. If you’re in need of a new iPad, read on because we have a giveaway!
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This month Gay Lea encouraged us to get creative in the kitchen with the theme ” Not your Grandmother’s recipe” and sure enough, there’s NO WAY I’d be messing with any of my grandmother’s recipes (she’d be SO unimpressed!). For Sri Lankans Easter falls around the same time as our New Year and so only a few Christian families celebrate Easter. Growing up my dad insisted that we go to Church in the morning and then the extended family came over for dinner. Each year the menu changed drastically but we loved seeing the chocolate biscuit pudding make an appearance at dinner.
My mom’s cousin makes THE BEST biscuit pudding and during our visit to Sri Lanka this December, she ensured that I had my fair share. It had been years since I had her biscuit pudding and so I thought I’d merge her version and my mom’s recipe to come up with a slightly boozier version that’s more to my current liking. This no bake biscuit pudding is easy to make and fun for kids to help out in the kitchen!
Gay Lea focuses their products around only the good stuff and their slogan “Born on the Farm” means the ingredients list includes only the things that NEED to be in there. No extra processing, no extra chemicals, and no extra preservatives. Take Gay Lea’s Salted Butter for example – two ingredients: Milk/Cream and butter. Nothing else. You can taste the goodness in my Chocolate Biscuit Pudding which has plenty of butter!
No Bake Boozy Sri Lankan Chocolate Biscuit Pudding Recipe
- 1/2 cup of salted Gay Lea butter at room temperature
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 3/4 cup cream
- 1 packet Marie biscuits
- 1/2 cup warm milk (or milk coffee if you’re a coffee lover!)
- 2 tbsp Cognac
- Handful of chopped pecans or cashew nuts (for garnish)
- 1 tbsp chocolate sauce for garnish (if desired)
Using a handheld mixer whip the butter until fluffy, add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix until everything has blended. Add cognac and cream, mixing until the chocolate icing is nice and fluffy.
Choose a deep dish (Little Monkey’s lunch box worked perfectly for us!) and place a layer of cling film ensuring that all the sides are covered. This will help you lift the pudding out easily when cooled.
Pour the warm milk into a bowl (big enough to dip the biscuits in). Ensure that the cookies are not overly soaked, so they don’t crumble (pop it in your mouth if it does!). The chocolate buttercream is soft, creamy and decadent, which contrasts nicely with the milky cookie layers.
Slather a later of the buttery chocolate mixture into the base of the dish. Then, dip the biscuits a few at a time into the milk (or coffee) and layer them into your serving dish. Next layer with chocolate mixture (about 1/2 inch high). Follow with another layer of soaked biscuits and then the chocolate mixture. Continue layering until you only have a 1/4 cup of chocolate mixture and ensure that your last layer is a biscuit one.
Chill for at least 2 hours.
When you’re ready to serve, take it out of the fridge, and gently lift the pudding out of the container with the aid of the cling film. Flip the cake onto your serving tray and ensure that the biscuit layer is at the bottom. Now use the remaining chocolate mixture to even out the top nicely and garnish with nuts and chocolate sauce as desired.
Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or with a glass of red wine!
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