Monday, December 31, 2007



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.


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.


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