Sunday, September 25, 2011

Strawberry Trifle

Update on my life. Wake up, go to school, come home, practice piano, do home work, eat, do more home work, go to bed. Today Finally I have found some time to sit down and do something I want to do and love doing:-) (I do love piano though) The first few weeks of school were a lot more hectic than I thought they would be. Oh well, by now I have my routine down and slowly, but surly I am gaining more free time. YAY
This year my dad turned 46. His favorite cake is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped crème so I thought I would class it up a bit and make a Strawberry Shortcake Trifle. Really, truly, a delicious substitute for the all too common birthday cake.

Lets Get Cookin'
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf pound cake, cut into 16 slices
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec (or orange juice)
In a pan, combine milk and salt. Warm over medium heat until milk is just below a simmer.

In a bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and eggs until smooth.

Whisking constantly, slowly pour 1/3 of milk into sugar mixture. Whisk mixture back into pan with remaining milk; return pan to medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.

 Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl.

Whisk in butter and vanilla.

Cover with plastic, pressing it directly on surface of custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely cool, about 1 hour.

When custard is cool, arrange cake slices on a work surface.

Spread one side thinly with jam.

Line bottom of a glass trifle dish with 1/3 of pound cake slices, jam side up.

Top with 1/3 of strawberries, and drizzle with 1/3 of Orange juice (2 teaspoons)

Spread with 1/3 of custard.

  Repeat layering 2 more times (for a total of 3).

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 êêCritics Reviewêê
Me: êêêê Dad: êêêêê Mom: êêêê Paul:êêêêê

Would I Make it again…

Yes. It was super easy to make, but had a very tasteful and a polished appearance.

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