“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” (Linda Grayson) and in my case, a sister, who is loaded with chocolaty love, herself is sweet enough to eat. This is why I always say, food makes you whole, especially when you share it. My sister lives on the other side of the world, in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, where when I am going to bed, she’s dawning a new day and believe it or not, I realized while writing this, I haven’t seen her for the past 7 years. Nevertheless, she’s never out of mind, heart or sight. With lives busy as bees in this day and age, she still manages to make me smile with chocolate and it’s true, “when we don’t have the words, chocolate can speak volumes” (Joan Bauer).
Yes, this recipe comes all the way from East to my blog in the West. Chocolate always has a way of creeping into every corner of your life, no matter where you are. So my sister makes amazing No-Bake desserts, very easy and very delicious. Back home in Pakistan, people are extremely fond of No-Bake desserts apart from the traditional cultural desserts. The base is always of a biscuit be it any, ginger, tea, chocolate or cumin and it’s loaded with chocolates or fresh fruits and Cream and sweet sauces and at times even dried fruits and edible flowers and ofcourse this recipe, takes the top and has now found a place in my No-Bake sweets diary section for eternity. Years from now when my generations will open it up, there it will sit as a sweet delicious legacy of my sister. Food does that to you, it makes you timeless because someone who has ever hosted you good and hearty, will always be remembered with that particular food no matter where and when you have it in life. Food associates itself to memories of that person that lives on and that is why I love being a food blogger, it’s so much more than just writing about food and flavours, it’s memories, it’s sharing, it’s love and it’s satisfying in so many ways.
So, moving on to the recipe, pretty simple and pretty quick. A few whips here and a few whips there, and you are done. The base is your plain digestives and the filling is a luscious blend of Nutella, melted chocolate and Cream. There is nothing more to it than that, and trust me, you will lick your bowl clean.
Okay a few things, for substitution, one, Marie biscuits in Pakistan are basically a Rich Tea biscuits version available in the West and digestive biscuits can also be used in its place. Second, the cream is the same as the double cream or a whipping cream. The brand mentioned in the recipe is what is available in Pakistan as a double cream. Finally, the Cadbury Milk Powder is basically, your basic chocolate powder so it can be substituted with Coco powder, drinking chocolate, Galaxy chocolate or nesquick even if you are feeling like it, so any chocolate powder would do.
It’s highly addictive, I know, I am an extravagant chocoholic myself and I couldn’t resist making this.
How pretty does that look.
Recipe as Passed on –
- Marie/Digestive Biscuits — 200g
- Milk pack cream — 600ml
- Nutella — 2 tbsp
- Cadbury dairy milk chocolate – 90g
- Cadbury dairy milk powder – 5 tbsp
- Coffee — 1 tsp leveled
- Butter — 2 tbspoon
* You can also use either two (90g) cadbury dairy milk bars instead of cadbury dairy milk powder. Since I had only one bar of chocolate so I used milk powder instead but it won’t make any difference since it’s of the same brand and chocolate in powder form.
- In a bowl microwave two packs of cream along with chocolate bar and coffee for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Take out from the microwave and mix it well.
- Now add butter and nutella in it and mix again.
- Crush biscuits( don’t grind) and make a layer with half of it.
- Pour half of the chocolate mixture over it.
- Than make another layer of biscuits.
- Pour the rest of the mixture evenly all over the top.
- Refrigerate for an hour or two.
- Than whisk another pack of cream and make the final layer on the top.
- Decorate it with nutella or chocolate shavings.
~ Happy Foodieating ~