Strawberry rum trifle

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 \N Egg yolks
½ cup Dark rum, divided
½ cup Sugar
¾ cup Plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon Cornstarch dissolved in 2
\N \N TB milk
1 cup Heavy cream
¼ cup Light rum
1 cup Strawberry jam
36 \N (1 1/2-inch) lady fingers
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 \N 12ounce pound cake, cut into inch slices
3 pints Strawberries, washed, hulled
\N \N Sliced and dusted with 2
\N \N Tablespoons
\N \N Sugar

For custard sauce: In medium stainless steel lined saucepan, over low heat, whisk yolks and ¼ cup rum together. Add sugar, whisking until mixture is thick and lemon colored, about 2 to 3 minutes. When the mixture begins to thicken add ¾ cup milk and cornstarch mixture.

Continuing over mediumlow heat cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens to a pudding like consistency , about 3 to 5 minutes (do not boil or mixture will separate). Remove from heat and stir continuously until slightly cooled. Transfer the warm custard to a clean, dry bowl, cover the top surface with a layer of plastic so that a skin doesn=t form and refrigerate. When the custard has cooled for 1 to 2 hours combine the heavy cream and vanilla in a bowl and whip either by hand or using a stand mixer until firm. Fold the half the whipped cream into the custard and keep cold. Reserve the remaining whipped cream for the final decoration of the trifle.

Combine the light rum and the strawberry jam. Brush the inside surface of the bowl lightly with this mixture with a thin film to act as adhesive for the lady fingers. Arrange the lady fingers, rounded sides outward facing, around the inside of a 12 cup glass compote dish or bowl. Line the bottom of dish with the remaining lady fingers, spoon in 2 tablespoons of the jam and smooth out into an even layer, covering the lady fingers as evenly and equally as possible.

Spoon ⅓ the custard sauce over strawberry jam layer. Top with half of the sliced strawberries. Cover the berries with single layer of pound cake slices. Using pastry brush, soak cake generously with the remaining ¼ cup of dark rum.. Carefully spoon another ⅓ of the custard over the cake. Repeat the layering process again with the remaining pound cake slices, rum, jam and berries. Cover with remaining custard, spreading evenly over top. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving. Decorate by topping with a thin layer of the remaining whipped cream.

Yield: 10 servings


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