Before the girls came along I used to bake quite a bit, there was usually some kind of creation or other in the house. However, for the last 2 years, I’ve really let my baking slide. I have a couple of friends, who no matter when you call with them there is always something yummy brought out with a cup of coffee. These days in my house you’d probably just get a packet of Oreos thrust at you! Not that there’s anything wrong with Oreos (I love them), but it would be nice to get myself organised enough that there was something a little more “Domestic Goddess” like to serve.
So this is the start of me beginning to try and be more than a packet of bikkies mummy. Technically this recipe really doesn’t involve any baking or cooking, but this is what makes these terrific. If you know someone is going to call at short notice, you can whip these up in no time at all. They look good, taste good, are dreadfully fattening and bad for you. So that makes them perfect sweet treat food. I call them Pineapple Cream Delights. However, you can use any fruit you like. I use Pineapple mainly because I nearly always seem to have some lone tin of Pineapple chunks in the cupboard.
1 x Packet Digestive Biscuits
1 x Packet Ginger Nut Biscuits – Reserve 2-3 until the end
1 x Tin of Pineapple Chunks (or other fruit of your choice)
200ml Fresh Cream
Finely crush the Digestive and Ginger Biscuits – remembering to reserve a couple of ginger ones until the end
In a pan melt the butter and then stir in the biscuits. You want a cheesecake base type consistency, so the biscuits should stick together – add more butter if necessary.
Meanwhile, drain the pineapple chunks and cut them up into small pieces
Whip the cream until stiff
Using about 1/3 of the cream, stir it into the diced pineapple
Spread you biscuit base into a suitable tray. I use a rectangular foil tray about 2-3 cms in depth. I find these easier to use, as you can just cut it away from the finished dish, without ruining the shape. However, you could use a loose based or spring sided tin.
Put the biscuit base into the fridge and let it set firmly.
Spread the pineapple mixture over the base
Then add the remaining cream on top of this
Put back into the fridge until you are ready to serve.
To finish before serving
Crush you reserved Ginger biscuits and sprinkle lightly over the top
Cut your buns into squares, remove from the tray and serve.
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