Recipe for Brown Velvet Dessert

Prep Time:

15 minutes
A wonderful stand-by dessert idea, for a party or for taking to a function. Guests will love it and beg you for the recipe!

Ingredients(Serves: 6)

  • 60 g SPAR full-fat margarine
  • 45 ml corn-flour
  • 500 ml SPAR full-cream milk
  • 50 ml SPAR light brown sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 ml cream of tartar
  • 2 large SPAR eggs, beaten
  • 25 ml brandy
  • 250 ml SPAR fresh cream
  • 1 Flake chocolate

Method

  1. Break the biscuits into the base of a dessert dish
  2. Cook a basic white sauce using the margarine, corn flour and milk.
  3. Bring to the boil briefly, then stir in the sugar and essence.
  4. Remove the pot off the heat and slowly mix in the egg, stirring in well.
  5. Lastly stir in the brandy.
  6. Pour this velvety smooth sauce over the biscuits and refrigerate once it has cooled down slightly at room temperature.
  7. When it has firmed up considerably, cover with stiffly whipped cream and crumble the chocolate over. Serve chilled.

Hints and Tips

The cream of tartar gives substance and emphasises the creaminess of a sauce such as this.

Save for later

Email this recipe's ingredients

Share on facebook

  • Rich, gooey and chocolatey; the perfect treat using Easter sweets.
  • An impressive, rich, and extravagant Easter tea bake that will stay fresh over the Easter weekend for serving to guests. It captures many of the delicious flavours associated with this time of the year!
  • This savoury snack made with cereals is perfect for children to enjoy after school when they need an energy boost.
  • A winter favourite which can be served round the fire, in lieu of dessert, after a winter braai.
  • Grilled pork chops served with apple puree and a dollop of fresh parsley, garlic and lemon to really bring out the flavour of the meat.
  • Look out for attractive (but not necessarily expensive) 1 litre glass storage jars, on sale in gift and kitchen stores and fill them with ready to bake cookie mix as an attractive gift.
  • Cooler evenings are a good time to begin enjoying hot desserts that are quick and easy to prepare using everyday ingredients. This has potential for becoming a family favourite.
  • Robust German sausage in a creamy mustard sauce on a bed of fettucine. A hearty and delicious meal!
  • A traditional Good Friday meal in South Africa. This dish is best prepared a couple of days in advance when the flavours have had time to develop.
  • Make your Mom feel really special with this luxurious breakfast in bed, crammed with smoked salmon and creamy cheese sauce. It's so easy that kids can assemble it themselves.
  • A fluffy texture, with a homemade farm-style flavour; just perfect for a winter dessert.
  • These delicious Italian potato dumplings can be served with any sauce or flavouring. Although they take some time to prepare, the results will be worthwhile.
  • A box of ready battered fish nuggets, transformed into an elegant and healthy Thai meal, full of colour, texture and exotic flavours.
  • This muffin contains vegetables, potatoes, cheese and fresh herbs for a lunch that will really fill you up. Great for active kids who need a lot of energy during the day.
  • Risotto is traditionally associated with Italian cuisine, but being so versatile, we have added biltong and Peppadew to give it a South African flavour.
  • A terrific personalised gift from your kitchen! Perfect for those who are not keen bakers, and would appreciate a gift that just needs only a slice-and-bake effort from them!
  • If you like Scotch Eggs, you'll love this easy version that's perfect for a delightfully easy breakfast, picnic or kids meal!
  • Hot toddies are often used as a cold remedy to add a boost of vitamin C, soothe a cough or sore throat and help a sick person sleep.
  • You’ll get real satisfaction from baking your own moist, flavourful Christmas cake this year. This microwave method is a winner, and allows for 6 additional individual cakes to use for homemade Christmas gifts! Bake soon, to maximise flavour development between now and December.
  • A decadent waffle breakfast to surprise your loved one on Valentine's Day.
  • With Diwali celebrations uppermost in the minds of many this month, here is a reliable recipe for you to use not only now, but time and time again, to impress family and friends. Lots of different ingredients, but such an easy method!
  • A potato crust and a selection of deli meats combined with olives, Peppadews and peppers and finished with and egg topping. Easy and delicious!
  • Have you had that just-before-bedtime request? ''We have to take a cake to school for the cake-sale tomorrow''. Here is the perfect stand-by recipe!
  • Typically iced tea is enjoyed as a refresher in summer. However, as winter approaches, the idea can be adapted and enjoyed as a warming drink alternative to hot chocolate or coffees.
  • This method of cooking gammon will ''free up'' kitchen workspace on Christmas Day when you are busy with so many chores. Leave this task to the men and if you can borrow a second kettle braai', roast the turkey outdoors too!
  • If you lack confidence to prepare Sushi yourself, try an easier deconstructed version, presented here as a Valentine starter. It is bound to get your special meal off to a good start.
  • It is time to give Mom a break from the hot kitchen. Convenient ingredients form the basis of a balanced meal that can be ready in 15 minutes flat.
  • Children especially, will love this great way to liven up, enrich, and extend a fruit flavoured jelly!
  • This is a fun way to enjoy a sweet treat, knowing it is a healthier choice too.
  • The word "sweet" need not always be a hurdle for diabetics. In this dish, a typically Chinese sweet and sour sauce uses artificial sweetener instead of sugar.

Have you tried this recipe?

Comments