Banoffee Trifle

banoffee trifle 1I was saying to a foodie friend the other day, that I used to be so dismissive of the so called “fridge cakes”. I used to think they were the easy way out. That they lacked imagination and depth. I mean, what’s so special about a stack of vanilla cookies with some cream in the middle? Well, after trying a few recipes myself, I realized that fridge cakes are absolutely stunning and delicious and that the combinations are endless. Continue reading

Creamy Strawberry Trifle

strawberry trifle.jpgThe trifle; one of the most wonderful creamy desserts ever created. Just think of these four layers of heaven: a. the soft sponge soaked in deliciously fresh fruit juices, b. the vibrant, sweet, juicy fresh fruits c. the dreamy layer of heavenly vanilla cream and d. a soft white cloud of whipped cream. That to me, is a dessert I want to eat straight from the bowl, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continue reading

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