Right, now to my second food gawking adventure for the day. The divine Twix trifle.
My other half was actually the one who dug this one out of the www.foodgawker.com archives, and I’m glad he did!
This recipe is by Ali at gimmesomeoven
Once again, the US measurements perplexed me so here are what I worked out to be the UK equivalents:
- 75 g Sugar
- 3 tbsp Water
- 80ml Double Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 115 g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 125g Icing Sugar
Now I have not made caramel before but have always wanted to give it a go. Turns out it’s actually a very simple process. Sugar in water, a little boiling, et vous voila! Caramel is born. It also makes your kitchen smell nostalgically like a fair ground stall.
Ali doesn’t lie when she says that the caramel goes from clear to amber very quickly so you gotta keep your eyes peeled on this one. Also, this stuff is like molten lava when it spatters so take care pouring that cream in! (lesson now officially learnt LOL!)
Turning the caramel into the mousse was also fairly simple but in my opinion, there was maybe a little too much icing sugar, as the mixture was already so sweet anyway. Although, when this pud is assembled, the flavours work very well together so this was not noticed as much in the final product.
Next up was something else I have not made before, chocolate fudge sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of São Paulo from thecookieshop.
Chocolate Fudge Sauce
- 50 g Butter
- 170 g Chocolate (I used half dark & half milk)
- 180 ml Double Cream
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
This recipe yields quite a lot and I only used about a third for the trifles. The bonus of this is that I now have a preserve jar in my fridge with home made chocolate fudge sauce in it, that could last for up to 3 weeks (not that it will in my house) just BEGGING to be warmed up and drizzled over a bowl of ice cream! Yumness.
So after all that, you pretty much just chop up a load of Twix bars, whip up some double cream and assemble as you see fit. Make sure to get very messy during this process as it means you get to lick all that sugary goodness off your fingers, spoons, bowls and pretty much anything else those deliciously gooey mixtures have touched!
Happy Dieting everyone!