Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bolo de Bolacha Maria

This is a famous Portuguese  cake dessert,which my mom used to prepare since i was a little girl and one of my favourites .This cake is ideal for childrens parties or just any party and whoever takes a bite of this cake will not stop at one piece. I prepared it some days back and my Husband finished it in no just go ahead n try out this mouthwatering dessert.


For the Custard

  • Milk – 3 cups
  • Strawberry flavoured Custard powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 3tbsp

For the Cake:

  • Marie Biscuits biscuit – 14-16  
  • Coffee decoction – 1/4 cup


For the Custard:

  • Dissolve the custard powder in 1/4 cup warm milk.
  • Heat the remaining to a boil.
  • Add sugar.
  • Add the custard milk.
  • Heat it on low flame stirring constantly for about  4-5 minutes,till it thickens and is cooked.
  • Take it off  from the gas and allow to cool to just warm.

Or Prepare the custard as instructed on the packet.
Arranging the Cake

  • Layer the base of the pudding bowl with biscuits soaked in the coffee decoction in a close circle with one biscuit at the centre.
  •  Over  each biscuit spread a  layer of strawberry custard .
  •  Top it again by a  layer of  biscuits  soaked in the coffee decoction and top it with another strawberry custard layer.
  • Continue with biscuit-custard for 3 layers.
  • Cover the top and sides of the cake with remaining custard,making sure the biscuits are invisible.
  • Give the cake a nice finish using a knife or a spatula.
  • Top with  Cashewnuts and chocolate  chips and set in the refrigerator to chill for 4 hours or until set.
  • Garnish with cashewnuts.
  • Remove about 10  minutes prior to serving and enjoy this yummy mouthwatering desert.

1 comment:

  1. am drooling over the pics...wish i could just take it from the screen and have this delicious dessert...will try it and let u know...keep posting such lovely recipes