My good friend, Laura recently had a birthday. Tonight, we will be going over to her house to celebrate the occasion. I'm in charge of bringing the dessert. I love to bake, and make desserts, so this wasn't a problem, but what WAS a problem was finding the time to make the dessert. So, I decided to try my hand at a Trifle. It really is just a "small, trivial thing" to make. I didn't follow any particular recipe. I just used what I thought would be good together. Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Pudding, Raspberries, and home-made Whipped Cream. You can really use any kind of sponge cake, any flavor of pudding, and leave out the berries or substitute another kind if you want. Also, a bit of shaved chocolate might be a nice touch....I didn't have any on hand.
So, basically, what you do is, wash the berries, bake the brownies (I used a box mix), make a couple boxes of chocolate pudding, and mix up the whipped cream. I don't like store bought "Cool-Whip", and home-made whipped cream is so easy to make. Just blend together a cup of heavy whipping cream with two tablespoons of sugar until it turns fluffy, and there you have it!
Easy as 1, 2, 3 (and 4)!
Next, in a clear glass bowl, break up some of the brownies and line the bottom of the bowl.
Cover with a layer of chocolate pudding.
Add some of the whipped cream and raspberries.
Repeat the process two more times, and you have your self an easy and very pretty little dessert called a Trifle!
I can't wait to dig in!