Sweets & Desserts

Dessert with no name

Mix together toasted nuts, graham cracker crumbs and sugar with melted butter. Chill into a solid mass then break it up into smaller pieces and scatter between layers of whipped cream. This dessert is so good I’m afraid to give it a name that won’t do it justice.

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And just where did I get the idea for this dessert? From nowhere. And boredom. And a craving for something sweet without going through the laborious process of baking. Amazing what you can come up with with the simplest of ingredients without too much trouble.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. of graham cracker crumbs
    2 tbsps. of sugar
    1/4 c. of coarsely chopped nuts (I used almonds but feel free to substitute your favorite)
    1/4 c. of butter
    1 c. of cream, chilled
    1/2 c. of sweetened condensed milk, chilled

Instructions

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    Place the nuts in an oil-free pan.

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    Toast until lightly browned. Transfer the toasted nuts to a plate.

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    Wipe the pan clean and put in the butter. Heat just until melted. Turn off the heat.

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    To the melted butter, add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar.

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    Add the toasted nuts too.

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    Mix until well-blended. Spread on a plate lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

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    Whip the cream and sweetened condensed milk until double in volume. I did this with an electric mixer and it took about seven minutes.

    Take two dessert glassed and cover the bottom with some of the whipped cream.

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    Take the chilled nut mixture from the fridge. Peel off the wax paper from the plate. Break up the solid mass into smaller pieces. You can do this with a dull knife. Scatter the larger pieces over the whipped cream in the dessert glasses.

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    Pile on more cream.

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    Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the cream and serve. Oh, it’s really very good.

Cooking time (duration): 20 minutes, excluding chilling time

Number of servings (yield): 2

Meal type: dessert

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