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BBC Food - Recipes - Lemon curd and pistachio meringue roulade. No-Fuss Pastry Cream Recipe & Video. Best Summer Berry Trifle. 5 stars based on 18 votes Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Pinterest Berry trifles are wonderful summer desserts — they’re simple, gorgeous and you can make them ahead of time.

Best Summer Berry Trifle

Here’s the key to making them taste as good as they look: don’t use imitation whipped cream, instant pudding or store bought cake! No need to make everything from scratch either. After many trials, I discovered three cheats for making a delicious and easy trifle: (1) store bought lady fingers are just as good (in fact, better) than homemade cake, (2) an easy cream cheese-whipped cream filling makes an excellent substitute for homemade pudding, and (3) tossing the berries with a good quality raspberry jam enhances the fruit flavor and creates a delicious syrup that melds the trifle together. To begin, warm the raspberry jam in the microwave. Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and Confectioners’ sugar. Summer Berry Trifle. Butterscotch Pudding Recipe. Allergy-free Chocolate Fondue for Some Dipping Love.

Well, I suppose I would be remiss if I did not post a chocolate recipe in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Allergy-free Chocolate Fondue for Some Dipping Love

So, I am going to share what I will be serving to all of my love bugs on this day of romance. I posted a version of this recipe a long time ago but it is one of those things that my children ask for again, and again, and…again. And thank goodness for me…it involves chocolate. I raised these boys right, I tell ya. This in-demand Allergy-free Valentine’s Day dessert I am talking about is, of course, Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Fondue (also easily made to be Nut-free as well)! But do not thank me for this recipe posting. It was their choice.

Oh, and here are some dipper ideas for your fondue: Bread Pudding Recipe. Method Bourbon Sauce: In a saucepan, melt butter; add sugar and egg, whisking to blend well.

Generous half cup of bourbon is sufficient. Recipe can be halved, use 1 egg and a yolk, 4+ cups of bread. Cut cubes 3/4 inch – fauxtudor

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.

Bread Pudding Recipe

(Do not allow to simmer, or it may curdle.) Whisk in bourbon to taste. Southern Strawberry Shortcake Made With Biscuits. 3 pts. strawberries, washed, drained & capped (reserve whole berries for garnish) 1/4 c. sugar for strawberries 2 c. flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/3 c. sugar 1/3 c. butter 1/3 tsp. baking soda 1 c. buttermilk 1 well beaten egg Sugar for tops of biscuits Slice strawberries and stir in sugar.

Baked 400 degrees convection for 28 minutes, removed from pan after 10 min – fauxtudor
Too wet to knead. Pour into a greased 8 inch round pan – fauxtudor

Stir the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/3 cup sugar.

Southern Strawberry Shortcake Made With Biscuits

Work butter into the flour mixture with the fingertips, as you would for pie crust. Mix baking soda with buttermilk. Add buttermilk and egg to flour mixture. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Warm Fruit Gratin. In a small saucepan, bring the milk to a boil with the split vanilla bean, if using.

Warm Fruit Gratin

Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and leave to infuse about 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the whole egg, 1 of the egg yolks, and the sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the cornstarch. Bring the infused milk just back to a boil. Pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. On the lowest heat setting, continue stirring for 1 to 2 minutes—the mixture should become very smooth. Before serving, arrange the oven rack so it’s about 5 inches below the broiler element; heat the broiler. In a small bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Broil the gratin until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, turning the dish once or twice to avoid burnt spots. You can make the pastry cream (without the whipped cream) up to one day ahead, and keep covered in the refrigerator.