Monday, November 14, 2005

Trifles

I have been unbelievable busy and have had no time left over for writing recipes. I went to the Arabella Sheraton on Wednesday night for cocktails and canapes, Hoopenburg wine farm on Thursday for wine tasting and the list goes on...hmmm...what a hard life I seem to have! Who else gets to do these things, for work purposes and all expenses paid? But after an early night last night I am feeling relatively refreshed and ready for work. Today at work I made 72 trifles. So with that in mind I penned this recipe. I realise that trifle is not to everyone's taste (certainly not mine after today) so take it or leave it!

Trifle Deluxe

Serves 72 (just joking... serves 4)

4 Lammingtons or similar sponge cake type thing
sherry to taste
500ml custard (preferably homemade but Ultramel will do)
400g berries (if using frozen, defrost first)
100g chocolate
100ml cream
flaked almonds
250ml cream, whipped and flavoured with a little vanilla and sugar

Slice the Lammingtons and place a layer at the bottom of 4 wine glasses. Drizzle a little sherry over each. Layer the custard and berries and more sponge until the glass is about 2/3 full. In the micro melt the chocolate and 100ml cream together to make a chocolate sauce. Toast the almonds lightly in the oven. Top up the glasses with the whipped cream and decorate the top with the almonds and chocolate sauce. You can use the chocolate sauce in the layers if it takes your fancy. In fact, you can, pretty much, include anything that you like. I have used Nutella and finger biscuits soaked in coffee for a kind of tiramisu. You can substitute the berries with jam for a budget version, just use your imagination and create your own personal style including all the things that you love!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

pfft. you need to make trifle like my aunt does. start soaking the sponge a few weeks before, and keep topping it up with sherry until there's just enough structural intergrity left to get it into the bowl (usually accomplished with an egglifter). it's great. puts hairs on your chest.

-jo

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Ditto :) said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhh trifles :)

5:18 AM  
Blogger moonflake said...

wonderful, a trifle that doesn't involve jelly in any way! love it.

trifle always reminds me of christmas, as my great grandmother loved to make it and was always a little heavy handed with the sherry :)

Wow, and the word verification for this post is 'flava'. appropriate.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous pinkthulhu said...

Hey want to come to a Christmas meal out with our friends in Richmond on December 16?

2:50 AM  

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