I grew up loving the kitchen and loving to cook. From a very young age I wanted play pots and pans and nothing more than to sit at my Greatgrandmother's feet while she cooked a meal.
But she wasn't the only woman that influenced my huge love for cooking, my grandmothers, my mother, my stepmother and even my dad all played vital parts in it too.
This recipe is one that I learnt how to make when I was in my teens and it's one of the easiest and yummiest quick fixers that I always turn to when looking for a great dessert.....it's also one of the ones always present at our Christmas Eve Meal.
Alright, this is how you make it, it takes but a few ingredients which I'm sure you'll already have in your kitchen.
So 1 can of condensed milk, shortbread cookies or any other kind you like (just keep it to butter flavor or so), 2 cups of whipping cream, milk, 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon sugar and about 1 cup of fresh brewed coffee
To a saucepan add the can of condensed milk
and then add to the pan..........how can this not be good huh??? Look at the yummy combination already in the pan.
Now grab the eggs and separate the eggs yolks from the whites.
Add the egg yolks to the milk mixture in the saucepan and turn the stove on to medium heat.
Simmer stirring constantly until thickened....remove from heat
Pour into a 13x9-inch pan.
Pour about a cup of coffee into a bowl
Drop some cookies into the bowl and let them sit for just a few seconds until they start getting soggy....
Start crumbling them on top of the custard. You want a nice layer covering every little space available....and don't be stingy, don't think we won't notice if there's none on one little corner of the pan. Set aside for now.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and then set aside while you grab the whipping cream.
Pour the whipping cream into a bowl.....whip until thick.
At this point you add in a heaping tablespoon of sugar...note I said HEAPING, so don't hold back ok?
Slowly fold in the egg whites (yes I know the bowl was already small for the cream and now it's even worse). Mix everything well.
Pour into the pan, covering the crushed cookies.
Sprinkle some powdered chocolate on top, or you can do chocolate shavings too if you wish, or even cinnamon.
Pop in the refrigerator until ready to serve! ENJOY!