Limoncello Trifle – Andy style of course

Trifle, this is a dessert I was brought up with, very traditional in England and my mother used to make it for a lot of her grown up events, by grown up events, I mean, it has alcohol so as kids we were only allowed a “taste” ❤ .

A good friend Lucy Henderson sent me a message yesterday asking me for my mother’s recipe, which of course I forwarded to her but was then left with this mmmmm feeling (you foodies know what I mean), so I decided to make it for dessert for tonight’s dinner.

Well as life has it, I got to the supermarket and of course, could not find lady’s fingers which are the main ingredient for this dessert (some people use pound cake or sponge cake but I like it better with lady’s fingers). Anyway, for a second there talking with my daughter, I thought I might have to come up with plan B (no plan B in my head at the time of course 🙂 ! )

Then I saw these new Lemon Nilla Wafer cookies and it suddenly occurred to me that why not go out of the box and make a Limoncello Trifle instead! We are huge lemon lovers in our house so that would work out perfectly!

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So below is a list of the regular ingredients and what I replaced them with:

  • Lady’s Fingers – used Lemon Nilla Wafers
  • Rum and coffee – used Pink Limoncello
  • Vanilla Pudding – used Lemon Pudding
  • Strawberry Jam – used Raspberry jam – decided that Lemon and Raspberry would be the perfect combination!
  • Whipping cream – oh look at that, this one is still the same! 🙂

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Out with the Old and in with the New!

What do you get when you mix the below ingredients?

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  • Old bread
  • Lemon Rind
  • Grated Lemongrass
  • Lemon Meyer Olive Oil
  • Pepper

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You get the most amazing Lemon flavoured Crostini with a lovely refreshing taste and that wonderful balancing black pepper! The lemon smell coming out of the oven was amazing!

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Not such a bad treatment for some good old bread, right?

For those of you who read my blog about the amazing Sedona Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars, this was a great use of my Meyer Lemon Olive Oil!

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PS: Sticking with the lemon theme, I think a glass of Limoncello is in order :-).

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