Chocolate Biscuit Dessert

I first had this dessert at my mother in laws. I have to admit when I saw it I did not think I would like it; it is just something I have never tried before. My son and I ended up eating the entire pan, no joke that is how good it is. This reminded me of a Saudi version of southern banana pudding. The tea biscuits and the chocolate combine so well overnight. I have never seen any Qashta in the states so you can make your own version here.

Since I originally posted this recipe I have since went back and reworked it and the ingredients to make sure that everyone would be able to make it. This recipe has been viewed thousands of times thus making it a popular one yet some of the ingredients were only available in Saudi. I wanted to give everyone a chance to make it. I prefer this new recipe it has so much more flavor. Also if you can not find tea biscuits you can use vanilla wafers (we do not have those here). 2 (200 gram) tea biscuit packets

1-1/2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsweetened coco powder
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 (170 gram) can qashta

1. In a large mixing bowl add cream, with a hand held mixer beat until peaks form. Add powdered sugar and coco, mix well with blender. Fold in qashta, mix.

2. In an 8x8 dish add cream mixture and spread out all over bottom of dish. Add a layer of tea biscuits (in 3 strips up and down) and continue layering mixtures. Cream layer should be on top. Crumble 2-3 biscuits and sprinkle on top.

3. Cover dish with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hour.

Yields: 6 servings

*updated from 2/18/09

9 fabulous comments:

  1. Jen Umm A3/20/2011

    Salaam Noor, what is dream whip? This sounds soooo good, I want to try it inshaallah.

  2. Noor3/26/2011

    It is kind of like cool whip in a bag. You mix it with milk and it whips up. Its hard to get cool whip here so that is what people use instead. Use cool whip :)

  3. Ahluuul8/06/2012

    I made this and it was delicious! Everybody loved it. Will definitely be making again.

    But, (and this is a big but) I live in Australia and I had already made the qashta (which is yummy on its own) before I realised Australia doesn't have any similar product AT ALL to dreamwhip/coolwhip! So I googled a homemade dream whip - one with gelatine (I'll put the link after this comment inshaAllah so it doesn't get caught in spam).

    I was panicking a bit because the homemade dream whip was runny (as per some of the comments, it was because I used full-cream powdered milk, not skim perhaps?) but I added some melted white chocolate (1/2 cup) to give it some holding power.

    The delicate flavour of rosewater & orange blossom (not overpowering at all in combination, I was surprised). I forgot the cocoa powder though. And I used Arnotts Nice biscuits for the tea biscuits :)

    Thank you Noor!


  4. Umm Zacharia8/07/2012

    I love reading your blog....It is so helpful!
    I just have one question...where in the world did you find heavy cream in Saudia???? I'm in Saudia now and have been looking everywhere for it. I wanted to make full cream scones the other day. My husband and I searched high and low and couldn't find any. I have not had very good luck with substitutions here so would appreciate the advice.

  5. Noor8/07/2012

    Wa Alaykum Salam thank you sis I appreciate this :)What city do you live in? I am in Riyadh and here we can find it everywhere Panda, Carrefour, Danube and Tamimi. Many Saudis use it for pastas and desserts so its popular here.

  6. From Yeast to Zest8/08/2012

    I said I would make this last year but I haven't yet, my boys love all the ingredients in this, I may make it tonight inshaAllah.

  7. Noor8/08/2012

    Talal loves it and you know how picky he is so I am sure they would inshAllah. Its the most simple recipe so easy to make and cheap but mashAllah it taste so much better then things that take us hours. It kinda turns into this yummy cake. You will like it :)

  8. Noor8/08/2012

    btw lets trade I will give you a slice for some of that pumpkin pie lol

  9. Jenni8/08/2012

    Salaam Noor, I love ur blog! My husband loves that I found ur I'm in the US but my husband is from Jeddah. So I'm always trying to find recipes to remind him of home and his family. This looks delicious! One question though, Is the table creme from nestle the same as the qashta? The cans look similar. Thanks for ur help


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