Biscuit, coffee, cream, and nuts with a hint of vanilla, this layered Marie Biscuit pudding is a delight for the eyes and the taste buds. With no-cooking required, this pudding is a super easy recipe for kids to make at home.
It is my niece’s favorite dessert recipe to make and eat! She is not allowed to work on the stove alone but since the biscuit pudding needs no cooking, she is happy making as everyone leaves her alone in the kitchen. She feels super accomplished when it goes into the fridge and once set, when she cuts through the layers.
When she was young my sister started a weekly ‘mother-daughter’ cooking activity. They used to call it Star Cafe! The idea was to get Nandini interested in trying out different foods. If she makes it, she is more likely to try it! Cooking helps kids connect with food better and also develop healthier eating habits. Didi made it fun with aprons for both of them and also added an add-on activity to make chef’s hat together, complete with stars cut and stuck 🙂 .
She came across this Marie Biscuit Pudding recipe, almost 7 years ago, in a potluck party and tried it at home with Nandini later. Since then it is one recipe that has never gone out of favor!
Vegan alternative for Cream
For a vegan, dairy-free alternative to heavy cream, try using Soy cream or Vegan Yogurt. Coconut yogurt works well. Other flavored yogurts like vanilla yogurt will also go well.
Marie Biscuit Pudding
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- 3 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 450 gms heavy cream use vegan options
- 4 tbsp castor sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 250 g Marie biscuit 1 regular pack
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Mix instant coffee powder in 1 cup lukewarm water and keep aside.
- In a big mixing bowl, beat together the cream, sugar and vanilla extract.
- One by one, dip Marie biscuit in coffee and place them in a layer at the base of a glass dish (I used an 6×6 glass dish)
- Lightly pour the coffee on this layer with a spoon.
- Now add a thin layer of beaten cream on top.
- Sprinkle a layer of chopped walnuts on top of the cream.
- Now repeat the layers one more time — biscuits dipped in coffee, cream and then chopped walnuts.
- Cover the dish with cling film and refrigerate for 4-5 hrs
- Scoop out and serve individual portions. You can also set the pudding in individual ramekins. If you have glass ones where you can see the layers, it will be a delight for the eyes!
- To Store: Cover with long film and keep refrigerated. Stays well for unto 2 days. It become soggy and runny when left out so take it out of the fridge just before serving.
- Nutritional Information is approximate information for 1 of 8 servings.
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Quarantine or no-quarantine, it is always a great idea to involve kids in cooking. Make it fun by including a few accessories like a kids apron and also a DIY chef’s hat!
I have more easy cooking recipes for kids in this post. Each recipe in the post is actually a group of recipes with helpful kid friendly cooking tips so 5 is actually 15 recipes or even more. Kids can cook most of these alone or with little help/supervision. Most of the recipes are vegan and many need no cooking at all!
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