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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Awww…I love the idea of your ‘star cafe’. Very sweet! And a fun recipe too…easy and using all yummy things!
The star cafe is quite popular in our home 🙂 my niece is a budding chef! 😀
excellent.keep it up
Thanks Ni! 🙂
Yumm! I am gonna try this.
If the cream fresh cream or whipped cream?
Marie Biscuit packet is large or smaller one?
the cream is fresh cream, but you can use whipped cream or even cream cheese. I tried with cream cheese the second time and it has a different texture, which is also nice. With cream cheese it also stores better. With fresh cream you can’t store it for more than a day but with cream cheese it stays fine for 2-3 days in refrigerator.
Marie biscuit packet was a regular single file biscuit packet.. I think it has around 20 biscuits.
hi, instead of cream can condensed milk and milk b used ?
You can use cheese cream or mascarpone instead of cream but condensed milk will make it very very sweet… If you get unsweetened condensed milk, then I would suggest you try a small portion and let me also know 🙂
Sorry, I know I wasn’t of much help 😮
Hi Ashima – would u be kind enough to tell me where i could find cream cheese at, coz i tried Supremarkets , u name it all of them in Dehiwela couldn’t find. Thanks
Britannia and Cremela sells cream cheese which is available in spencers and other supermarkets… else you can buy double cream from any dairy and use that!
Which city do you live in?
Hey I tried this bt with a twist..i used orange flavoured marie…and i added some nutella while blending the cream and sugar. Bt i skipped the vanilla essence..turned out quite good 🙂
Wow! Orange and nutella.. two of my favorite flavours! Thanks for sharing.. will try out your version soon 🙂
use mascarpone instead of cream and u will have a version of tiramisu, which is an italian dessert, very heavenly..
Yeah Anjali! I made it recently with Mascarpone as well! 🙂
And then another friend suggested to do half marscarpone and half creme and that was even better! 🙂
I had the following dessert at my nani’s place..it connects me with beautiful memories !! Lovely recipe ♥♥
That’s amazing Arzoo! Thanks for sharing..The best part about food is the memories it brings back! 🙂 And what better than bringing back memories of nani house.. ah! I miss the long summer vacations and all the fun and treats of nani house!
lots of love,