For those unfamiliar with Portuguese cuisine, the word serradura may not seem very appealing. But, it's a delicious, creamy and airy dessert and one of the easiest desserts out there. Sarradura comes from Macau and is also known as Macau Pudding. The dessert is nothing more than a combination of layers of whipped cream and biscuit mixture. 

The main ingredient is Marie biscuits which can be found all over the world. They are lean, crunchy and round. Not too sweet, this cookie has a slight vanilla flavor.

What if we tell you that it only needs three ingredients: one cup of heavy whipping cream, 4 tablespoons of condensed milk and 1 cup of Marie biscuits ( about 14-15 biscuits ). Hard to believe? The whole process takes no more than ten minutes. Most people love it for its simplicity and great taste. 

Optional ingredients: 

Vanilla extract 

Chocolate shaving

Fresh mint 


Here’s how you can make this pudding. 

  • Put the biscuit in a blender and make fine crumbs. If you don’t have a blender, you can put the cookies in a medium-sized plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  • Pour the whipped cream, then the vanilla extracts into a bowl and beat until smooth. Add the condensed milk and continue to mix until you get firm peaks. Try not to mix too much.
  • In custom-made cups, whipped cream and biscuits alternate in layers.
  • Start and end with cream and, depending on the size of your cup, spread out 5-7 layers.
  • Layer it with whipped cream and garnish with a thin layer of sliced biscuit.
  • Cover the dessert with a plastic bag and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, preferably overnight, to soften the biscuits.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before meals and garnish with chocolate, strawberry or pieces of fresh mint if desired.

It is a delicious dessert, the perfect summer daily treat and the best way to impress your guests.