Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Banoffi Trifle

Banoffi Trifle (from BBC Good Food)
Please enjoy this trifle recipe. It's very simple and delicious. It's prefect for a summery treat.

8 tbsp tropical fruit juices (ended up using coconut water and that was fine too)
3 tbsp of rum
3 firm bananas
2 pound cake loaves (sliced thinly)
5 tbsp of Belgian chocolate sauce (or I think Nutella or chocolate ganache-see recipe at bottom of post- could work well)
6 tbsp of dulce de leche
1 lb of mascarpone
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
7 tbsp of conf sugar
dark chocolate bar

1. Mix fruit juices, rum, and sliced bananas in a bowl.

2. Spread the chocolate sauce on the pound cake and top with another slice to make little chocolately sandwiches.

3. Cut these sandwiches into cubes(if making individual trifles) or in strips (for a larger trifle). Layer on the bottom of your desired container.

4. Top with the banana mixture.

5. Drizzle dulce de leche over bananas.

6. Add the heavy whipping cream and sugar to your mixer. Mix on high for about 3-5 minutes (until firm peaks form).

7. Add in the mascarpone and fold in using a rubber spatula.(Don't over mix or the texture will turn grainy). The mascarpone will help the fresh cream keep its form and last longer.

8. Top with mascarpone cream and shred dark chocolate curls for garnish. Be sure to keep covered in refrigerator until serving.

Simple Chocolate Ganache Recipe (for inside the sandwiches)

6 oz of dark chocolate
1 pint of heavy cream

1. Roughly chop dark chocolate and place in a shallow bowl.

2. Heat heavy cream on low heat until it boils. Let simmer one minute and remove from heat.

3. Pour hot heavy cream on top of dark chocolate. Do no stir or mix, just let rest for 5 minutes.

4. After resting you may now gently fold with a spatula to incorporate chocolate and cream to make a very delicious chocolate sauce.

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