Monday, October 16, 2006

A TRIFLE



This serves eight or me.

300g packet frozen raspberries

1/2 cup caster sugar

1/4 cup water

2x250g packets mini jam rolls

1/3 cup sweet sherry (me 1/2 bottle)

250 tub mascarpone

1/2 cup thickened cream

2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture

Extra frozen rasberries, to serve.

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

1/2 cup thickened cream

200g dark eating chocolate, finely chopped

Grease a 20cm springform pan. Lone base and side with baking paper. Combine raspberries, sugar and water in a pan. Stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

Using your hands, tear half the jam rolls into bite-sized pieces and place over the base of the prepared pan in an even layer. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sherry over jam rolls in pan. Spoon over half the raspberry mixture to cover the jam rolls.

Whisk mascarpone, cream and icing sugar mixture in a medium bowl until just combined. Using a spatula, spread half the mixture over top of rolls. Repeat layering using remaining jam rolls, raspberry mixture and cream mixture.

Cover pan securely with two layers of cling wrap. Place base of another 20cm springform pan or a plate on top. Push down firmly. Top with a heavy weight and refrigerate overnight.

To make topping, bring cream to boil in a pan and pour over chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Stand for 2 minutes before gently stirring until melted.

To serve, remove side from pan and discard paper. Lift cake onto a serving plate. Spread warm chocolate topping over cake and decorate with extra raspberries. Refrigerate until set.

I can't vouch for this recipe. I haven't been game to make it but I can almost taste it, it's so delicious even to look at. Every time I look at it, I put on 2 kgs so somebody out there, make it and tell me what it's like. I think it would freeze but then I've been known to eat frozen cake so that wouldn't save me. Consider it my antidote to the hairy object in the last post.

18 comments:

Harley said...

Oh My God. That is possibly the most evil looking dessert I've ever seen.

JahTeh said...

I thought if I put it anywhere near that spider then my mind would always associate it with poisonous things. It's not going to work, I'd wade through zebra tarantulas to get to this.

Zoe said...

Yummy!

I will give it a go jahteh,looks too good not too taste.

Andrew said...

I was going to make a crack about more sherry, but with a re-read, I can see you made your own.

Helen said...

Here is your latest bit of totty.

Click here and scroll down to "Borat in Cannes".

You won't be disappointed.

JahTeh said...

Thank you Zoe, I expect a full report.

My mother says it's one for the cake and one for me.

Helen if that's that terrible thong swimwear, you'll hear from me.

JahTeh said...

I knew it was that photo. The only thing worse would be to photoshop Howard's head on that torso.

janet said...

helen, that IS disgusting. I much prefer glitter or cake.

Ron said...

You have eaten frozen cake TOO! I think we belong to the same club of desperation.

Brownie said...

God I love trifle. SO Australian.
Thanks for making me drool over the culinary pronography.

JahTeh said...

This blog hates me. I log on and I get a black screen then I have to do some convoluted things to get this far.

JahTeh said...

Ron I have the most yum recipe for gingerbread cake with lemon icing which can be eaten frozen and frequently is.

Brownie when I visit the 'SMarsh I'll forget the trifle and just bring the sherry.

R H said...

You won't get in without a bottle.

JahTeh said...

I was thinking of a 44 gallon drum.

R H said...

I do not intend to one-up you on this. And I just cannot stand people who try that sort of thing. They are inadequate personalities, that's all. Yes. What they need is a course in independance of thought and self-esteem. That's right. Rotten swine!


(How about a petrol tanker?)

(ha ha ha!)

Robbert!

JahTeh said...

Don't forget the straws.

R H said...

Damn.

Mindy said...

Please please please post the recipe for the gingerbread cake, when you get a moment. It sounds very yummy too.