This dish features layers of spicy gingerbread, vanilla pastry cream, caramelized pears, and a bit of Poire William liqueur. As with most trifle desserts, this is even better on the second day, so plan ahead and take advantage. It also feeds a crowd, making this gingerbread trifle a great party dish.
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Use your cubed cake for a quick and delicious trifle using a seasonal fruit compote. Layer cinnamon-flavored whipped cream, chocolate or vanilla pudding, or even plain Greek yogurt with leftover wedding cake and fruit compote.
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Australian Chef Sarah Wilson says “ I love this sugar-free parfait - in part because it can be prepared (mostly) in advance, it's lush-but-light, looks spectacular and is really rather nutritious. So much so, it's even healthy enough to have as a Christmas brunch meal. Christmas doesn't have to be a sugar-laden, toxic affair and a heavy, hot Holiday meal doesn't have to be finished off with a dried fruit-laden pudding. Dried fruit is up to 70 per cent sugar and a slice of Christmas cake or pudding can contain 5-6 teaspoons of sugar per serve!""My traditional holiday dish to make and eat with my family is Sukiyaki, which is a one-pot soup or stew that is usually cooked at the table as you eat with family and friends. The typical ingredients are beef, vegetables, and tofu,, which are simmered at the table in a shallow iron pot of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. On Christmas night, my family would get together and eat Sukiyaki which is always a great memory for me. When I was little, beef was really expensive, so my sister and I would always fight over the beef in the dish! It's funny to look back on now, and eating Sukiyaki with my family is one of my fondest memories."
British Chef Robert Irvine says “The British Christmas traditions and US traditions are fairly similar in a lot of ways, besides the fact that we Brits say "Happy Christmas" instead of "Merry" and we refer to St. Nick as "Father Christmas." There are some big differences with regard to the food we serve on Christmas Day. One of my favorites that you do not see much in the States is the English Trifle, comprised of differing layers of various sweet flavors such as: fruit, whipped cream, chocolate, and Crème anglaise. This dish has a bit of everything for your "sweet tooth."
I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve developed quite a fondness (and following) for my versions of Southern classics like fried chicken, biscuits, and even banana cream pie. Indian food is all about layers of flavor, so I approach these foods with the same agenda. In my version of banana pudding, I layer bananas with an incredibly rich vanilla crème pâtissier, a slightly salty caramel sauce, generous spoonfuls of whipped cream, and the requisite vanilla wafers to create a trifle-like dessert that promises to get even the most Southern of Southerners drooling. I keep the caramel on the soft side so that, even after being refrigerated, it retains a somewhat saucy quality. It goes without saying to use the freshest eggs you can find for the pudding.
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Gingersnap cookies layered in with pastry cream lend a pleasant spiced crunch to this classic holiday dessert. Feel free to use store-bought gingersnap cookies for a quick shortcut.
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I love the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip, Raspberry and White Chocolate Trifle because it tastes decadent, but is really easy to prepare. There are only five ingredients and anyone can make this for a special someone on Valentine’s Day. You can look like a pastry chef without a lot of effort!