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Had enough of Christmas pudding and want something a bit lighter yet still delicious?
Try this, this recipe was given to me by my oldest daughter, she’s a good cook and I know her and her little family and in laws tested this pudding extensively over the Christmas holiday , it received rave reviews I was told, so I thought I’d pass this recipe along to you.
1 pint of whipping cream or (if your making a smaller pudding you could use canned cream)
2 packets of Oreo cookies
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
1 regular can of sweetened condensed milk Method
Open first packet of cookies and line a bowl with them, balancing them on each other to form a pattern around the inside of the bowl. (If your making a smaller lid using the spray cream, you could use smaller size cookies or cut them into fours, I’m using whipping cream so I will continue the recipe using that
Next whip the cream, add the vanilla essence, stir to combine, whip the cream until it’s reasonably thick. Set aside.
Open the second packet of cookies and pride apart, scrape out the filling and melt it either in a microwave, just a few seconds at a time so it won’t scorch or in a saucepan on a low heat, then stir this into the cream. Chop up the empty cookies and stir this into the cream as well.
Using a spatula, and trying not to disturb your cookies in the bowl, scrape the cream into the bowl and level it off. Put it into the freezer for at least a couple of hours to harden.
When you are starting your meal, just before hand , take out the pudding and allow it to thaw just a little , so you can turn it out onto a plate or dish to cut for serving. I think it looks quite impressive when turned out.
I think you might agree this is an easy pudding to make and tastes sweet and delicious.
Good enough to grace any table. Enjoy!.