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December 30, 2009

Serradura / Macanese Sawdust Puddings 木糠布甸

Filed under: Puddings — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am
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This is a Portuguese dessert which is also very popular in Macau. There are many variations, from more complicated recipes using eggs and gelatine to quick and easy ones using sweetened condensed milk. This is the easy one with only 3 ingredients and so quick to make for an impromptu dessert when you do not have much time.

Makes 4 cups

125g (about 15 pieces) Marie biscuits
300ml thickened (whipping) cream
90g (3 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1. Have ready 4 drinking-glass (or small plastic take-away containers) of about 225-250ml capacity each.
2. Roughly break the biscuits and put into a food processor. Blend into fine crumbs; set aside.
3. Beat the cream and sweetened condensed milk together until firm. Transfer the sweetened whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm star- or round-nozzle.


4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the biscuit crumbs into the bottom of each glass (pic #1 above). Pipe a single layer of whipped cream on top of the biscuit crumbs (pic #2). Repeat layering (pic #3 & #4) 2 more times with the crumbs and cream until you have 3 layers of crumbs and 3 layers of cream in the glass. Spoon another tablespoon of biscuit crumbs on top to finish (pic #5).
5. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Taste: Quick, easy and delicious creamy dessert with a crumbly contrast
Consume: Best with 1-2 days
Storage: Chill in the refrigerator
Recipe Reference(s): From various sources


  1. woah, really quick easy, creamy and yummy!!

    Comment by tracieMoo — December 30, 2009 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  2. sd

    happy new year

    Comment by lily ng — January 2, 2010 @ 1:36 am | Reply

  3. SD,
    Happy New Year 2010. May the new year sees more of your creations.

    Comment by delia — January 4, 2010 @ 10:03 am | Reply

  4. […] (木糠布甸) is a type of Portuguese dessert made with rich whipped cream and biscuit crumbs… this shop has […]

    Pingback by Serrdura – Macau « faim? oui oui!!!!!! — February 13, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  5. SD, I just bought a pack of Marie Biscuit and I am going to attempt this this week. I can imagine how yummy it is going to be.

    Comment by Edith — March 28, 2011 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

    • Edith,
      This dessert is very easy, hope you like it 🙂

      Comment by SeaDragon — April 2, 2011 @ 7:04 am | Reply

  6. SD, you won’t believe I am such a slow worker. Finally I done this dessert and are now chilling in the fridge for tonight’s dessert. I hope it works coz my cream didn’t perk up as I expected.

    Comment by pReCiouS MoMentS — April 20, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply

  7. Thanks SD. All went well.

    Comment by pReCiouS MoMentS — April 21, 2011 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  8. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 I will try it out soon!

    Comment by Brian — April 24, 2011 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  9. for a healthy option use a whipped topping and condensed milk. Tried it and it’s just as lovely.

    Comment by kumi ibrahim — June 29, 2012 @ 7:04 pm | Reply

  10. I’m so looking forward to making this! It’s something I go out of my way to have every time I’m in Macau!

    Comment by Siv — January 3, 2013 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  11. hello thaks for having a portuguese recepi. There are many others also very delicius Pasteis de Nata, Pão de Ló, Sericaia … I am portuguese and i love your blog

    Comment by ana rodrigues — February 17, 2013 @ 11:05 am | Reply

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