Dreamy, Creamy Summer Trifle with Peaches, Nectarines and Grapes

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“I would like a recipe for a Trifle,” said my friend across the table, amidst the shouts and chatter of about 50 kids, playing at the birthday party. It was almost like a demand as summer calls for creamy desserts and what is creamier and more summery than a fruit trifle. My go-to recipe, one I have developed and made for years, is a strawberry trifle as berries in Cyprus are in abundance during the winter and spring months. So I had to improvise and make one with all the lovely summer fruits, like peaches, plums and grapes. Continue reading

Tiramisu cake

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The best birthday present ever. Who wouldn’t want to dive into this cloud of mascarpone cream, flavored with Marsala wine, Tia Maria and Coffee on their special day.

I usually serve this dessert in a large glass bowl, so that my guests can serve themselves with a spoon. But “Taste” magazine asked me to create a birthday cake version of this mouth-watering dessert. So I baked a genoise sponge instead of using store-bought ladyfinger biscuits. I have to say that the result is divine. The genoise absorbs the coffee syrup so much better and has that melt-in-your-mouth texture. Continue reading