Decadent Brownie Trifle

Decadent Brownie Trifle

Decadent Brownie Trifle

 

Well what can I say about Trifles? I have never had one nor have I ever made one until this week. I was shopping on the weekend and seen a trifle bowl and thought “darn it, this time I’m going to buy it” I actually did too. So for days now I have been looking on Pinterest for trifle recipes and what flavours go well together. The ones I seemed to find were either all fruity, or all chocolate.

I wanted a combination of fruit, chocolate and cream. I decided to make one up instead of finding a recipe. I’m not sure if buying the trifle bowl was a good idea or a bad one. I made this dish last night and was dreaming about it in my sleep. I ended up having some for breakfast this  morning ( well it has eggs and fruit , great breakfast foods right?)

 

The Gathering Of Items

So I knew I wanted chocolate as the main flavour, but did I want cake or brownie’s?  I chose to make my Chocolate Fudge Brownies for this recipe. They are so chocolatey, decadent and delicious, plus  I make them with Kahlua instead of water.

Decadent Brownie Trifle

So I made a batch of these, let them cool and then cut them into 1 x 1 inch squares and set aside ( all except a couple I had to test eat of course.

I had to figure out what would be the best tasting ingredients to go with the brownies. I knew I wanted some kind of fruit, so I decided that a nice chunky Strawberry Sauce to go over the brownies would be the best choice.

Decadent Brownie Trifle

I wanted something Christmas looking as I had baked shortbread earlier in the day.  So I was already in the Christmas mood. Ok, so what will taste good with chocolate and strawberries? I thought about making pudding. That was too boring. My boyfriends favour donut is the Boston Creme donut, so I decided to make a Vanilla Pastry Creme for the next layer.

decadent brownie trifle

Now the only problem with that was, I didn’t want it to be thick like a pudding, I wanted it kind of fluffy. So I decided to make a whipped cream and mix 2 cups into the pastry cream (after it was cooled of course ). I wanted a good stable whipped cream. One that I could use to decorate the top with but also that would hold up for a couple days. I decided that Wilton’s Stabilized Whipped Cream would be the best.

decadent brownie trifle

 

Layering The Trifle

I have all my ingredients baked, cooled, cut and ready to go. How do I want to layer it? Well I know the brownies are going on the bottom.

Next I wanted to pour half of the strawberry sauce over the brownies, I wanted the brownies to soak up that strawberry flavour. YUMMY!

Then the next layer is the fluffy pastry creme. I was a little scared to mix the whipped cream into the pastry creme, because even when I tried to google it, I couldn’t find any information on mixing the two together. IT WAS HEAVENLY!

The last layer is the whipped cream. You want to make sure that every layer is a full layer and spread nice and evenly on top one another.

 

Do It Again

Ok, so now you want to start the layers all over again; brownie, strawberry sauce, pastry creme and whipped cream. Do this until your ingredients are gone ( save some of the brownie pieces for decoration ).

To finish the trifle off, I took an icing bag full of whipped cream and made a beautiful border. Next I took the remainder of the brownies and broke them up as small as I could and filled the center with them. I then took a shortbread cookie and crumbled it all over the top, to look like this:

decadent brownie trifle

decadent brownie trifle

IT WAS DELICIOUS!

Stay tuned for the Stabilized whipped cream, Vanilla Pastry Creme, and Strawberry sauce recipes coming later this week.

Have you ever made a trifle? what flavours do you use? Please leave comments below



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