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Trifle thoughts please.

Postby patpoyntz » August 11th, 2018, 4:47 pm

I am going to make a trifle for a family dinner tomorrow...no jelly...mainly because I have egg yolks I need to use up, so have made the custard.
I thought a traditional sherry trifle with my home grown raspberries, however I’ve just remembered one awkward person doesn’t like to eat rasps. I don’t want to shop again, so what does anyone think about using some Armagnac prunes, of which I have plenty as I stock up each year when in France. If I do this, should I use the Armagnac to soak the sponge, or will that be too strong? Also do you think apricot jam for the sponge rather than the rasp jam I was going to use?
Thanks for any thoughts.....Pat
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Postby patpoyntz » August 11th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Sorry, should have put this in kitchen.....
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Postby Suelle » August 11th, 2018, 4:58 pm

patpoyntz wrote:Sorry, should have put this in kitchen.....


I've moved it for you.

I love prunes, so would be keen to try them in a trifle. I think apricot jam would be better than raspberry too.
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Postby patpoyntz » August 11th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Thanks Sue for your input and moving me!
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Postby earthmaiden » August 11th, 2018, 6:13 pm

I think the prunes and juice sound delicious. I wonder if you really need jam at all?
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Postby karadekoolaid » August 12th, 2018, 10:04 am

If you´re going to use Armagnac prunes, I think just chopping them up a bit and putting then on top of the sponge would probably produce enough liquid to impart flavour.
However, since anything with Armagnac is good - splash a bit more on! :lol:
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Postby patpoyntz » August 12th, 2018, 11:08 am

karadekoolaid wrote:If you´re going to use Armagnac prunes, I think just chopping them up a bit and putting then on top of the sponge would probably produce enough liquid to impart flavour.
However, since anything with Armagnac is good - splash a bit more on! :lol:

My thoughts exactly !
It’s looking and tasting good so far....
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Postby patpoyntz » August 13th, 2018, 9:51 am

Trifle was a triumph...no jam, just plenty of booze on the cake, chopped prunes, HM custard, whipped cream, and crushed amaretti biscuits on the top.
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Postby earthmaiden » August 13th, 2018, 9:55 am

That really does sound good!
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Postby suffolk » August 13th, 2018, 10:07 am

Sounds marvellous :chef: :tu:
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Postby Seatallan » August 13th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Nice one Patpoyntz. I do wish Mr S would eat things containing fruit... :rolleyes:
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Postby patpoyntz » August 13th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Seatallan wrote:Nice one Patpoyntz. I do wish Mr S would eat things containing fruit... :rolleyes:


But prunes aren’t like fruit really.....
I’ve just got OH to eat his share of the courgettes by pointing out the nutritional qualities.
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Postby StokeySue » August 13th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Sounds really nice patpoyntz
The amaretti sound like a good touch
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Postby Seatallan » August 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

patpoyntz wrote:But prunes aren’t like fruit really.....


Sadly, they are in Mr S world. He's fine with veg, even 'fruity' veg such as pumpkin, squash, courgettes, tomatoes etc, but he can't do fruit of any kind (other than fruit juice so long as it hasn't got 'bits' in).
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