My little brother turned 10 years old the other day (happy birthday, bro!) and this was his birthday desert. It was seriously gone in less than 15 minutes.
Gone, like even the traces tiny of whipped cream on the bowl.
Mr. 10-year-old is a big foodie, so he was very strict in his instructions for his desert.
“Key lime trifle with whipped cream, angel food cake and graham cracker dust” was the commission.
And I wanted ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins for my tenth birthday. 🙂
Now, usually, I’m not a big citrus curd fan. I don’t like zest flavor, as in lemonheads and the like. But THIS…
I’ll just stop using all caps and give you the recipe.
- 1 large egg, plus 3 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 lemons)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into piecesWhisk together egg, yolks, sugar, lime zest and juice, and salt. Bring to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture is thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Whisk in butter. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of lime curd, and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
(that’s the edited Martha Stewart lemon curd recipe)
And the ingredients for the trifle are:
Angel Food Cake (cubed)
The Lime Curd (put it on bloops on top of the cubed angel food cake)
Grated White Chocolate (we used Ghiradelli’s, but use whatever)
Graham Cracker Crumbs
(picture credit: google images)
Get a big bowl, layer them in the order I just listed for about 3 layers, finish off with a top layer of whipped cream and a small dusting of graham cracker crumbs, then chill it.
When it’s cold, get it out and eat it.
I’m kidding. 🙂 You should share and make more people’s lives happy.
One little tip, mom was thinking that if we made a graham cracker crust or baked the graham crackers before hand, that would probably make them stay crunchy for longer. We didn’t do that, but we probably will next time.
Please tell me how it turned out and how you liked it!