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December 8, 2009

Mom's Delight : Step By Step Recipe

I have posted the recipe for Mom's delight ages ago but although its actually much tastier than the Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs, its not as popular. This could be because the name is not popular, in fact I think I made it up when I was 12, I can't remember! Or because the picture is really not tempting. Anyway, anything to do with Marie biscuits and chocolate is totally my thing, I mean, you can't go wrong with that combination - its like crackers and cheese!

So, I am reposting the recipe, but this time, with step by step pictures to give you a not-so-gentle push towards making it this holiday. How about that? I am nothing if not persistent ;)

Here's most of the stuff you'll need. Cocoa powder or bittersweet chocolate, Marie biscuits or digestive biscuits (clearly the recipe is very forgiving!), about 1 tbsp butter to grease the tray or ramekins, condensed milk (low fat if you are in denial like me and think that actually makes this dessert guilt-free), and some chopped nuts (its not in the picture, there's nothing wrong with your eyes).

I used ramekins this time but you can use pretty much any cake tray that you have in hand.
Grease the ramekins with some butter.

Powder the biscuits and lay it in the ramekins, about 1" thick. Gently press down with a spoon. You can also mix the biscuit crumbs with some butter, make it bread crumb like and then press it down, only, you'll be using up much more butter if you do that.

Now we have the condensed milk. Ahhh... the best part. Pour it in, about 1/2" thick. Go on, trust me on this one.

Ok now comes chocolate, the best part! What, I said, condensed milk is the best part? Hmm.. well they are like two sides of the same coin, very complementary :D

You can either use shaved bittersweet chocolate OR..

About 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder.

Layer the chocolate over the condensed milk.

Top this off with a layer of chopped cashewnuts.


Bake in a 180C oven for about 20 mins. The condensed milk will bubble up so make sure this is nicely browned and then we are done. That's them just out of the oven. Remember my oven?

Now we are done. Scoop it out and dig in.


For complete recipe with measurements, check out the Mom's Delight Recipe here.

Note: you can use some grated coconut as a layer after the condensed milk if you have any handy. Also, if you want to cut these into squares (I prefer it squiggly and loose so that I can scoop it out), then mix the powdered biscuits with about 2 tbsp butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Layer this at the bottom of the tray or ramekin and gently press down. This should give you a good solid base so that its easy to cut into squares once baked and cooled. Make sure this base is 1" thick. My mom makes it this way to it works.