Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lemon, Elderflower & White Chocolate Trifle


Another week went by and lets kick start this week with LEMON-ELDERFLOWER & WHITE CHOCOLATE TRIFLE. Not your average trifle and it's purely for food lovers who wants a quick fix and be out of the kitchen in a jiffy say approximately less than 30 minutes (includes prepping, and washing up). Are your eyes sparkling up and brain screaming " Hell yeah!".

The LEMON-ELDERFLOWER & WHITE CHOCOLATE TRIFLE is super light and yes! another refreshing treat to have your guests or family talking.
So the weekend was a lazy one. I thought I baked so much that you all would probably forgive me with this ultra simple with minimal cleaning up, and of course a delicious post.

This trifle is perfect for those who doesn't like sweet treats too sweet. Well, they don't call them sweets for nothing..LOL.. no pun intended ;P. However, having my grandpa around, and knowing my family love treats and not the ultra sweet stuff, this trifle would be just right. It seems like I have been making them happy every weekend with all the goodies I concocted. Okay, they might blame me later on for expanding their waist line. LOL.. however as guilty I can be I am doing it out of love. Some kind of love right? Well, I always think that if I can't say it out, I put all my effort into everything I do or make. Feelings and emotions solved!
If the photos still don't change your mind, let me break it down in layers. A single base pudding recipe [hoorah!], divided into 2 flavours [a layer of tangy Lemon pudding and a layer of mildly sweet Elderflower White Chocolate pudding], then layered with crunchy and healthy digestives cookies. All that is required is patience during assembly stage, and restraining for licking off the spoon. If I could survive it, I'm sure you could too. A light creamy smooth tangy trifle is sure to get your family or guests talking even after a satisfying meal.


Lemon & Elderflower Trifle
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats



*Makes 10-12 individual shot glasses
*The pudding will be flavoured with Lemon juice and Elderflower syrup, hence I used lesser Vanilla Extract.
*If you worry there are lumps formed, sieve the pudding.
*Pudding can be made in advance, chilled overnight in the fridge kept up to 2 days in an airtight container.
*ONLY assemble trifle 15-20 minutes earlier if you are ready to serve.
*Serve immediately.

INGREDIENTS
Basic Pudding
3 cups milk (whole or low fat)
1/3  cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4  cups caster sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
125g crushed digestives (for assembly
stage)

Lemon Pudding
1 1/2 cups basic pudding
5 tablespoon lemon juice
3 teaspoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 tablespoons Limoncello (optional)
1/4  teaspoon Yellow food colouring

Elderflower-White Chocolate Pudding
1 1/2 cups basic pudding
1/3  cup white chocolate, cut into  
small chunks
3 tablespoons Elderflower syrup


          

DIRECTIONS
1. In a jug, mix together all of the basic pudding ingredients. Use a spoon or whisk to help blend the
corn flour in the milk. (This will help to avoid lumps from forming while cooking the pudding).

2. To prepare Lemon Pudding, pour 1 ½ cups basic pudding mixture into medium deep saucepan.
Add lemon zest and lemon juice, and optional additional 1 tablespoon sugar to taste or if it’s too
sour to your liking. Cook lemon pudding mixture over medium heat until mixture thickens coating
the back of a wooden spoon. Alternately, let it simmer until you see little bubbles forming at the
side of your saucepan. Take it off the heat, and add in Limoncello. Pour into an airtight container
or bowl, and then cover with a cling film by pressing it down onto the surface of the pudding to prevent
skin from forming.

3. To prepare Elderflower-White Chocolate Pudding, pour the remaining 1 ½ cups basic pudding
into another medium saucepan or you can opt to use the same saucepan. (Make sure to wash
the saucepan). Over medium heat, cook basic pudding mixture until it simmers. Once the mixture
is hot, add in white chocolate. Using a whisk or a wooden spoon, keep stirring to help the white
chocolate melt. Let it continue to simmer until the mixture thickens coating the back of the wooden
spoon. Take it off the heat and then only mix in Elderflower syrup. Apply the same step by pouring
pudding mixture into an airtight container or bowl, followed by covering with a cling film; pressing it
down onto the surface of the pudding to prevent skin from forming.

4. Chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Pudding mixture will thicken further after once its’
cooled. To assemble, crush ½ a packet of 250g McVites Digestives (approximately 8 biscuits). Scoop
a layer of lemon pudding, followed by crushed biscuits, then layer with Elderflower white chocolate
pudding and then followed by crushed biscuits. Repeat the layering until the shot glasses are full.
To serve, top with some crushed biscuits, or sprinkle some toasted Almond flakes. ENJOY!                                                                                                                                            




Have a wonderful week ahead!

xx

39 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks amazing and the best part it's easy to make. It's been long since I made any dessert with white chocolate, guess it's time :)

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    1. Yeayy! Can't wait to check out yours when you do make trifles.

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  2. Hell yeah! Quick and deeelicious! That's how I like it. Not a white chocolate fan but I can imagine the lemon pudding compliments it real well! Very nice!

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    1. LOL.. you are definitely not alone in this. I am too not a huge fan of white chocolate, but a little of it is okay ;).

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  3. What a gorgeous trifle. I love that you set in these small glasses which make for the perfect individual treats. :)

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    1. I think a little goes a long way.. LOL. Though slightly more work, I just love my treats in bite sizes. Don't you?

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  4. Oh gosh, this looks really really yummy and mouth watering...I think I will really like this just by hearing the flavours...

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    1. Hehehe.. How're you my dear? Well If I have a chance, I would love to try making something in Singapore.. provided I have my gears with me. Take care!

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  5. wow that sounds so amazing, I can imagine the flavors melting in my mouth. Now I really wished that I d have brought the elderflower syrup which I had made some time back (recipe on my blog) back from europe.

    Great creation!

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    1. WOW! I would love to make my own Elderflower syrup too. But not sure if I could find those flowers here though. Doubt it, or maybe I didn't try hard enough. Will be checking out your blog too. Stay in touch!

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  6. Absolutely stunning! Hard to believe they can be made so quickly :-)

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    1. I was amazed that for once I was out of the kitchen in 30 minutes. LOL.. Usually, I spend almost half a day in the kitchen. So it's definitely a time breaking record for me. Thanks for coming over!

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  7. This look so delicious! I am loving the two different flavors of pudding - way to spice things up.

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    1. Thanks Dara, and do stay in touch. Will be buzzing you over at your blog too. Cheers!

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  8. Oooo, trifle. It looks and sounds amazing and seems perfectlt British too. I looooovveee trifles. but this is in another league.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    1. I like to think sometimes that I am sophisticated. So this must fit the bill. LOL..Glad you liked them Lisa :D

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  9. Beautiful Joanna! I like that you used the blue background (is that a lid of something? How gorgeous) with flower patters on it. Beautiful layers and these trifles simply look faaabulous!

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    1. It's actually a lid of a really old cookie jar. I really love turquoise or aqua and pink. Somehow the blend really well together. You sure know how to make this young girl blush and smile ;)

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  10. I'm a white chocolate sucka!! These look reeediculously good!

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    1. Hahahha.. It's rare I see guys liking White Chocolate. Good to know you like chocolates too Gerry!

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  11. That is one of the most beautiful looking trifles my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Jo, I don't need much convincing. This trifle is the way to go. Really lovely!

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    1. Hahaha.. and then blame me for widening your waist line right? Kekekeke *kidding*

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  13. These look to die for, I can't wait for summer here, to have light and fresh looking trifle. It all ways appears on our Christmas table.

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    1. When is Summer starting? Thanks for coming over. Do stay in touch. Cheers!

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  14. Gosh, these trifles look divine! Marvelous clicks!

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    1. I am truly happy that a lot of you think that my clicks are pretty. Sure drives me to work harder :D

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  15. oh my this is so creative and gorgeous! love it!

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  16. Jo, you consistently have the MOST gorgeous desserts! This is no exception! I adore white chocolate and pairing with lemon must be so delicious! Thanks for sharing...and have a great weekend~

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  17. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!
    These Trifles looks so delicious...
    Beautiful, and I am sure they taste divine

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  18. Simple, elegant and quick! That's all I could ever ask for in a dessert recipe.

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  19. It look so beautiful and delicate, must be really delicious.

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  20. Jo, so sorry that I missed this gorgeous little trifles, but I'm catching up now!
    Love the layers with the amazing pudding that you added Limoncello, is totally droolworthy and super yumm!
    Photos are beautiful as well, and presentation is superb:DDD
    Huggss!

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  21. I want to live next to your place, just joking what I mean is next to your kitchen..if you have small corner for a pillow and a blanket i will be there. :)
    Jokes on the side, I want to say that this is just beautiful and so delicious looking and sounding! Joanna you are amazing!!!!

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  22. These are gorgeous!! Looks so delicious!

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