I decided to ask S for the recipe first thing when I met her.I was casually telling amma(m-i-l) about this and she asked-"you mean chocolate pudding with marie biscuits?,I make it quite often,in fact S actually follows my recipe"...WOW!!!She made it for me the very next day and I almost finished off half of it.It tasted simply divine..Yummy!!!
The best part of this pudding is,it really requires very little time to prepare.Make it,keep in the fridge for chilling and eat it-yes,it is as simple as that!!Amma makes it a point to make it everytime we are in Bangalore coz she knows I look forward to it;-).Thanks ma..!!I am posting it today for exactly that reason.Amma is celebrating her birthday today and what better way to wish her with her signature dish..??!!I have made it many times but I love the one that she makes!!This pudding finds its way whenever there is an overdose of milk or marie biscuits and what better way to polish it off in the form of a pudding..??!!;-)
Biscuit Pudding-Amma's special
Marie Biscuits - 1 pack
Milk - 1 packet ( 500 ml )
Sugar - 5 tbsps,about 1/3 of a cup
Cornflour - 3 level tbsps
Cocoa powder - 3 level tbsps
Coffee decoction - 4-5 tbsps diluted with 2-3 tbsps water OR
Instant Coffee powder - 1 tsp mixed with 5-6 tbsp of hot water
For garnish-Nuts,white chocolate chips,chocolate curls etc
Make the coffee dipping liquid.Instant coffee mixed with hot water.
Dip the marie biscuits in coffee decoction(both sides) and layer them in a serving bowl.
Finish the whole packet this way.
Mix together the cornflour and cocoa powder in a bowl.Add about 1/4 cup of cold milk and make a smooth lump-free paste.Reserve.
In a pan,boil the milk and add sugar.
When the milk boils,add this cocoa-cornflour paste and mix well.
It will start thickening immediately,keep stirring.
Switch off the flame when it thickens,but still of pouring consistency(similar to custard).While still hot,pour it over the biscuits and cover the biscuits all over with this sauce.
Garnish with nuts or chocolate chips.
Refrigerate for 4-5 hours and serve chilled!!
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Ma..!!!