Thursday, May 20, 2010

Postre de Vainilla - Caramel Lady finger Dessert!

It's my dad's birthday today!  I remember on his birthday every year mum would make him one of the most delicious, rich, sinful desserts that was ever made - and we couldn't get enough!!  Postre de Vainilla is certainly one for those with a sweet tooth - dripping with dulce de leche we'd fight over the last spoonful.  We couldn't wait for his birthday to come around every year!!  Happy Birthday Dad!


  • Packet Lady Fingers (also known as savoiardi)
  • Butter - 200 grams
  • 1 teacup of icing sugar
  • 2 cans of dulce de leche
Mix butter and icing sugar in a bowl until creamy.  Add the cooked dulce de leche (see recipe here) and mix well.  This mixture should remain creamy and thick.  If your dulce de leche is a little runny stiffen with a little more icing sugar.

In another bowl pour some port and a dash of water.  Dip the lady fingers quickly into the port (so they are not soggy) and place in a flat bowl.  Spoon the cream mixture over the layer of lady fingers.  Then place another layer on top repeating until mixture is gone!  I like to put a good thick lashing between layers.  It's almost like a tiramisu but blows that way out of the water!!

Place the mixture in the fridge for 20mins so it will settle nicely. 

You can sprinkle crushed nuts on top or leave plain - to taste.

Simple - but DIVINE!  Do try it one day!

You can watch the live recipe on Cocina de Mama's YouTube channel.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!


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