Thursday, July 28, 2011

Raspberry Trifle

Made raspberry trifle for cooking club and it passed the Jeron test, so it was a success. I always get worried when I try something new but how could you go wrong with raspberries, whip cream, and pound cake. I found these lovely recipes from Martha Stewart.

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup seedless raspberry jam
4 cups raspberries
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 pounds favorite pound cake

1.In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and lemon juice to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.

2.In a small bowl, combine jam with 3 cups raspberries, mashing slightly. In a large bowl, whip cream and 2 tablespoons sugar to stiff peaks.

3.Slice pound cake 3/4 inch thick; brush both sides of slices with lemon syrup.

4.Fit 1/3 of slices snugly in the bottom of a 4-quart trifle dish or other glass bowl, trimming edges if necessary. Gently spread top of layer with 1/3 of raspberry mixture, and then 1/3 of whipped cream. Repeat to make two more layers; garnish with remaining cup raspberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 24 hours.

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