The Birth of Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy

 Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy came to be out of two separate events in my life. My youngest son loved to cook with me. At an early age he declared he wanted to open a restaurant when he was older, called "Tyler's Yummy in Your Tummy" He never did open that restaurant but I loved the name and decided to use it for my Blog on Cooking and Recipes.

 "Ollie" replaced the name "Tyler" in the title simply because that same son suggested the nickname Ollie when my first grandchild was born. My middle name is Olive after my Grandmother, and I became Grandma Ollie to my grandchildren. And thus Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy was born!

 This blog will be a collection of recipes - family, my own, and any others I can find in my collection. I've been cooking for almost 50 years - having started as a pre-teen. In Ollie's Yummy in Your Tummy I'll share my favourite recipes, tips and techniques with you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wannabee Trifle with Lemon Curd & Raspberry Coulis

Easy Wannabee Trifle
I call this Wannabee or Lazy Woman's Trifle. 

It's made with homemade pound cake, lemon curd, raspberry coulis, sherry, and whip cream all put in layers with fresh raspberries and grated chocolate on top. 

It's much faster and easier to make than standard Trifle. 

Just make a poundcake (okay if you really have to you can buy one but I've got a fantastic recipe for one that I'll post at some point) and cut it into cubes. Set it aside

Now get some raspberries and sugar to make raspberry coulis Save a few whole raspberries for garnish

Set that aside. Now get lemons to make lemon curd. Set it aside. 

Whip your cream until soft peaks form. Don't forget to put some confectioner's sugar or fine castor sugar in the whipping cream.

When everything has cooled, find the prettiest glass bowl you have. It needs to be deep to hold all the layers. First layer is poundcake which you are going to sprinkle some good sherry over. Don't be stingy with the sherry. Next layer is the raspberry coulis followed by the lemon curd. Top with whipped cream and then start layering again with poundcake, raspberry coulis, lemon curd, whip cream. 

You can make as many layers as you want. I usually do two. Top with lots of whipped cream and a few raspberries then sprinkle on grated chocolate. There you have it - an easy Trifle Wannabee! Note that my son finds the lemon curd a bit too tart. If you do too, you can always gently fold sweetened whipping cream into the lemon curd before assembling your layers.


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