The Full Monty of Trifle
Having left Brussels to recover from my visit I have thrown myself into family life this last weekend. On Saturday I made a trifle. This was no ordinary twee sweet sherry trifle. No, for I went for a 'full monty vodka shot trifle' many months in the preparation. Mr Him had made strawberry and mango vodka last year. Rather than waste those vodka infused fruits we froze them to enjoy in the summer. Perfect to serve to unwitting guests at a bbq, accompanied by a taxi home.
The vodka soaked strawberries and mango chunks were flooded by strawberry jelly and left to set overnight.
A layer of custard (I used a carton)
followed by a layer of whipped cream
and topped with sprinkles.
All the better to stop the vodka evaporating. Served with a spoon and a glint to my eye, from the fumes.
The sun shone. It was hot but not too hot. The family and guests were polite but not too polite. The potato salad creamy but not too creamy. The trifle tipsy but not too tipsy. A perfect use of the strawberries and mango. The good news is we still have more in the freezer.
On bank holiday Monday I met my brother and my mum for lunch and we went to Prezzo. I so love those decorative jars in there. Always a photo opportunity but I think we make far better use of infused fruits.
Mum was sent home with half her carbonara in a doggy bag (carton actually.)
Back to work Tuesday and the Yogurt Churner Extraordinaire decided to move back in. There is no more room at the inn. We are now full.
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