Anyone cook - or not cook but throw things together - out there?
We always had a large trifle (done in a large punch bowl) for Christmas - lasted days when there were eight plus of us, but now we're down to four and only two like trifle - so I scrape the blue stuff off the top and still eat the trifle in Feb ...
So this year I thought of doing something different - I saw Nigella (don't like the woman personally - or at least I don't like her screen persona) make an Italian Pudding Cake and thought '..I could bastardise that...'.
So does this sound edible?
I am going for the same Lasagne type layers using pannetone or pomdoro - but one layer will be custard (Ambrosia of course) with mixed fruit (the orange/lemon peel one - soaked in a mix of orange juice and Grand Marnier (or some such) overnight) and the top the creamed marscapone with choc chips and pistachios. Topped with simple whipped cream (and I think the same pomegranate seeds). The marinade for the mixed fruit will be used to 'dampen down' the bread layers.
Pomdoro dampened with Liquer and orange mix.
Custard and rehydrated mixed fruit.
Mascarpone with choc chips and nuts.
Cream topped with pomegranate.
If you saw that in a cafe would you think '..what fool thought that up...' or would you give it a go?
I hate wasted food - and I don't fancy it in sandwiches till it runs out (although it may be fine toasted thinking about it).
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