A fruity, fruity dessert to share with you. This is my first trifle…yay. And I made it to share with friends. As mentioned in my earlier post, I love all the different berries here in Scotland….blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries. They are beautiful, colourful and so good for health. Scotty Brand has come forth with another new item…raspberries! I love raspberries. I support local farmers so I am all for it.
I received a few packets of raspberries and was just so thrilled to try them in different ways. I love my raspberry drink, Refreshing And Healthy Berries Orange Drink, but also would love a raspberry dessert. I don’t think I have made a trifle before. Time to make one. I brought along to my friend’s 2 year old daughter’s birthday party. My friends liked it very much.
Actually this is a very easy dessert to make if you have the raspberry coulis and the lemon curd ready. I made the lemon curd the other day. Can’t believe it was so easy to make. A reader emailed me to let me know that she tried it and her whole family liked it. How exciting to know that! Give it a try if you like lemons like me. Check it out at Easy Homemade Lemon Curd.
However, I need to make the raspberry coulis. This one is even much easier than the lemon curd. Trust me. Even little kids can make it.
Here’s my easy raspberry coulis recipe:
juice of 1 lemon
Put all of Ingredients A into a pot. Mash it up with a potato masher. Let it boil using medium fire for about 15 minutes. I didn’t really stir. Maybe less than 5 times. That’s it. Pour it into a bowl to cool. Isn’t it easy? And it looks so gorgeous. This coulis is also great to pour over pancakes or ice cream. I also love it with lemon cake and chocolate rolls. I really love the colour and the raspberry flavour…..healthy and refreshing.
Now, here’s my raspberry and lemon curd trifle recipe.
200g low fat cheese
100g homemade lemon curd
600g double cream
4T raspberry coullis + 2T sugar
Scottish butter shortbread (crushed)
Mix cheese and lemon curd in a mixing bowl using an electric beater.
Add the double cream. Beat until thick. You can actually scoop some and lick it. It just tastes SO good……creamy, cheesy, lemony……mmmm. This is very good with any fruit salad. You can get some ideas from my previous post, No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love.
Scoop half into a clean transparent dish. Add the crushed shortbread. Level it. Sprinkle some sugar.
Mix the raspberry collies and sugar in a bowl. You don’t need to sieve the coulis. I love all the red specks from the seeds. You won’t feel it when you eat it. Add the coulis to the other half of the cream. Scoop it over the crushed shortbread. Level it. I added some sugar to the coulis because my coulis was quite sour. You can omit it if you want. But taste it out first so that you’ll know whether you need to add more sugar or not.
Arrange raspberries on top and garnish with mint leaves. Chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy. I think it’s better than ice cream…*big smiles*
If you like, you can add some whisky to the cream and make a boozy trifle…..mmmmm. Not for kids though.
Right, if you have a party this week or just want some nice dessert, why not try this trifle. It looks gorgeous on the table I must say. And why not buy some Scotty Brand raspberries to help support our local farmers. Their products are very fresh. My friends also agree. My girls really LOVE their potatoes.
Quote of the day……
“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”