Portuguese sawdust pudding (Serradura)

Portuguese Sawdust Pudding (serradura) is a delicious and creamy layered dessert, with just 3 ingredients. It's one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make!

Portuguese sawdust pudding on a small glass bowl

Sawdust pudding it's one of the most popular Portuguese traditional desserts.
Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain sawdust but gets its name from the texture of the pudding resembling sawdust.
It's one of the easiest pudding desserts you'll ever try! It's made by layering crushed Marie biscuits with sweetened whipping cream. You just need 3 ingredients to make this easy and delicious dessert. This Portuguese dessert might be the only dessert recipe you need for the rest of your life! It's a fancy dessert, with a simple combination of flavors, perfect to serve at a dinner party or any other special occasion.
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Below you will find the detailed instructions and a step-by-step video guide for best results.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY!

Serradura is also known as Sawdust pudding, Portuguese sawdust pudding or Macau pudding.With layers of cream and biscuits, it is one of the most popular desserts in Portugal and Macau.
Source wikipedia - "Serradura pudding is a dessert originated in Portugal, which became famous in Macau. It is a very common dessert that can be easily found in different restaurants and bakeries in Macau, which is why Serradura is chosen as one of the must-try foods of Macau.
Serradura was introduced to Macau during a time when Macau was under the colonial rule of Portugal. It can also be found in Hong Kong, in Goa, India (former Portuguese colony), and various Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries."

Portuguese sawdust pudding on a small glass bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR PORTUGUESE SAWDUST PUDDING

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Sweetened condensed milk - Adds flavor and creaminess to the recipe.
  • Heavy whipping cream - Whipped cream mixed with condensed milk (cream layer).
  • Marie biscuits (Maria biscuits) - Grinded Marie biscuit (cookie layer).

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE PORTUGUESE SAWDUST PUDDING

Step 1: In a food processor, grind the Marie biscuits until a fine powder. Portuguese sawdust pudding step 1 and 2

Step 2: In an electric mixer, beat the cream on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Portuguese sawdust pudding step 3

Step 3: Add the condensed milk to the whipped cream bowl and fold with a spatula. Portuguese sawdust pudding step 4 and 5

Step 4: In small glass bowls, alternately add a layer of grinded Marie biscuits and a layer of cream.

Step 5: Garnish with grated biscuits and refrigerate for about 6 hours.

Portuguese sawdust pudding on a small glass bowl

RECIPE TIPS

1. We usually use cream with 30% fat. According to our experience, heavy whipping cream is the best option if you want your cream to have a thick and fluffy texture.

2. Store the whipping cream in the fridge. You can beat the fresh cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract to add a little more flavor.

3. Carefully fold the cream with a spatula into the mixture to avoid losing air.

Suggestions:
You can garnish the top of the pudding with grated biscuits, chocolate shavings or cocoa powder. Depends on your personal taste.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Serradura?
Serradura pudding is a dessert originated in Portugal, which became famous in Macau (a former Portuguese colony). It is a very common dessert that can be easily found in different restaurants and bakeries in Macau, which is why Serradura is chosen as one of the must-try foods of Macau.
Can I use another type of cookie?
The most traditional are Marie biscuits, but you can try with different types of biscuits to vary the flavor and texture. (suggestions: shortbread cookies, digestive biscuits or any other simple cookies with a similar texture.)
RECIPE VIDEO:

Portuguese sawdust pudding (Serradura)

Portuguese sawdust pudding on a small glass bowl

Portuguese Sawdust Pudding (serradura) is a delicious and creamy layered dessert, with just 3 ingredients. It's one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make!

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    Servings: 6 bowls
    Prep Time:10 m
    Cook Time:0 m
    Total Time:6:10 h

    Ingredients

    • 1 can of Sweetened condensed milk (397 grams (14 ounces))
    • 400 ml (about 1 pint (473 ml)) heavy whipping cream
    • 200 grams (7 ounces) Marie biscuit (Maria biscuits)
      • Optional: You can garnish the top of the pudding with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.

    Directions

    1. In a food processor, grind the Marie biscuits until a fine powder.
    2. In an electric mixer, beat the cream on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
    3. Add the condensed milk to the whipped cream bowl and fold with a spatula.
    4. In small glass bowls, alternately add a layer of grinded Marie biscuits and a layer of cream.
    5. Garnish with grated biscuits and refrigerate for about 6 hours.
    Portuguese sawdust pudding (Serradura)
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 6 bowls
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 612
    Total Fat 35 g(45%)
    Saturated Fat 20.5 g(102%)
    Cholesterol 115 mg(38%)
    Sodium 265 mg(12%)
    Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g(23%)
    Protein 10 g
     

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