Monday, December 31, 2007

MINI MASCARPONE AND RASPBERRY TRIFLES


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm guessing most of you would rather have a drink in a shot glass
in the lead up to 2008, but I used some of the glasses for these mini trifles.

The original recipe says to use Madeira cake but you could use a couple of trifle sponges and substitute the Cointreau for Disaronno an amaretto liqueur.
A couple of comments about the recipe. It is best to beat the mascarpone well before putting a dollop into the glasses. Also, I wouldn't leave them hanging around too long before serving, otherwise they will start to look a little tired!

I nearly forgot to say - one shot glass of this trifle is more than enough and they taste wonderful.

Olive Magazine - January 2007

Serves: 4

8 tablespoons mascarpone, 1 tablespoon icing sugar, cut 2 slices Madeira cake into small chunks, 100g fresh or frozen raspberries, 1 tablespoon flaked almonds.

1. Beat the mascarpone, icing sugar and 1 tablespoon of the Cointreau in a bowl. Divide the cake between 4 small glasses then drizzle over the rest of the Cointreau and spoon in a layer of mascarpone.
2. Gently crush the raspberries (save some for decoration) then divide between the glasses. Spoon the rest of the mascarpone over.
3. Decorate with raspberries and almonds.

8 comments:

Nora B. said...

Hi Margaret,

This looks so elegant. Since purchasing similar large shot glasses, I've been using it quite a bit for dessert. Everyone always seens so pleased when they see the sweet treats in these shot glasses.

Best wishes for the new year, Margaret.

Nora

Gloria said...

Margaret I love this recipe, looks so nice!!! Gloria

The Caked Crusader said...

Beautiful trifles!

Happy new year

Bellini Valli said...

What tasty little morsels! I wonder if I would have just one!!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

These look really good Margaret. I missed out on trifle this year but have a feeling that I may just have to make some over the next few weeks. May have to be a very large one that I eat with a serving spoon though, so think these little beauties may be too small for my need.

nicisme said...

OMG! This is one of the best looking recipes I have seen recently! Great photo too.

Glenna said...

Mmmmm...beautiful! Wish I had one of those right now!

Margaret said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. Mx

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