Friday, December 14, 2007

Easy English Trifle

Category: Dessert
Style: Western
Difficulty: Easy
Portion: Serves 8

2 - 14 oz can of fruit cocktail, drain and reserve liquid
2 pack instant vanilla pudding mix (and milk or water for making pudding)
1 store bought cake (such as Sara Lee's or angel food cake)
125ml whipping cream (or 1 can of whipped cream, or even frozen whipped toppings)

Make vanilla pudding according to manufacturer's instruction. Let cool/chilled completely.
Cut cake into 1 inch cubes.
Whipped cream until stiff.
To assemble, layer half of the cake pieces at the bottom of container. Brush with fruit cocktail liquid. Layer on top half the vanilla pudding, then half of the fruit cocktail. Repeat.
Top with dollops of whipped cream to garnish.

You can try substituting Vanilla Pudding with Homemade Yogurt Cheese!
How to make yogurt cheese: buy a 1 litre tub of plain yogurt (make sure the ingredients of the yogurt does not contain corn starch! otherwise it won't work. Sometimes it is called Greek yogurt or old-fashioned yogurt). Line a big sieve with cheese cloth or large coffee filter. Rest sieve over a large mixing bowl. Empty yogurt into sieve and let drain over night or more, covered, in the fridge. You will get about 1-1.5 cups of liquid. Discard liquid. After the yogurt is drained (which has now become cheese!), take it out and stir in honey to taste. Yogurt cheese has a very smooth texture and is not as sweet.

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