This 5 minute dessert was just perfect for our hot summer’s day here.
It was a searing hot summer afternoon. A cooling ice-cream seemed like the perfect answer. But my daughter was not in a mood for ‘same old’ vanilla ice cream. There wasn’t any pre-prepared dessert at home…
I had some leftover brioche rolls, brought them out and gave her some cookie cutters and asked her to cut out different shapes.
While she was doing that, I roasted some nuts in 1 tsp ghee – cashews, pistachios, almonds 3-4 of each and chopped them up.
To make the brioche crispy, I toasted them in some butter in a pan. Took them out when they turned brown on both sides.
Gave a chocolate biscuit (oreo in this case) in a pestle and mortar, asked my daughter to powder it.
It was time to assemble!
In a dessert cup, first placed the brioche .[ Any small crispy sweet biscuit can be used instead of brioche roll cut-outs. It will become just slightly soggy, making it easier to cut with a spoon. or otherwise, powder the biscuit and use as the base.]
Then placed a few pieces of chopped pineapple (from a can); fresh ones can also be used. [Other choice of fruits would be chopped small pieces of strawberries, cut pieces of mango, grapes etc ] use as many or as few as you wish.
Followed by chopped roasted nuts.
Then 2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream. [Use ice-cream complimentary to your choice of fruit]
Sprinkled the powdered chocolate biscuit over the ice-cream.
Finally sprinkled some more chopped roasted nuts.
It was thoroughly enjoyable!
Try this out the next time you have an unexpected guest or just by yourselves!
Brioche Rolls – 2
Pineapple pieces – from a tin or fresh
Assorted nuts – Cashews, almonds, pistachios 3-4 each
Ghee – 1 tsp to roast the nuts
Vanilla Ice Cream – 2-3 scoops for each dessert
Chocolate flavoured biscuit – 1
Butter – to toast the brioche
Just a thought:
the toasted brioche can also be a eaten by itself as a quick snack (this suggestion was contributed by my daughter:))