I'm on dessert duties this year for Christmas and I intend to take this great responsibility very seriously. So far the list includes mince pie ice cream, limoncello sorbet, mincemeat frangipane and these guys. I did a little trial run with a few slices leftover from a batch I made for work colleagues.
An old brownie recipe but simply transformed into a speedy dessert, with lashings of extra caramel, booze and chocolate custard. So I cheated and melted dark chocolate into some shop bought custard but it just goes to show how versatile these mini trifles can be. Make your own brownies, buy some brownies, make your fillings or buy some too, it really doesn't matter.
You could bung everything together in one big trifle bowl, or I served mine in a selection of jam jars and small tumblers...whatever I could find in the cupboards.
S A L T E D C A R A M E L A N D C H O C O L A T E B R O W N I E
M I N I T R I F L E S
(Makes 6 generously sized mini trifles)
4 slices of my salted caramel stuffed brownies (approx 400g), recipe here
500ml chilled ready made vanilla custard
100g dark chocolate
250ml double cream
25g icing sugar
3tbsp strong baileys coffee
salted caramel sauce for drizzling round each glass
1 large bag of maltesers
- Bake the brownies as per recipe and allow to cool before firming up in the fridge for an hour or two to slice into neat mini cubes. I like to make these the night before.
- Heat the custard in a small pan over a gentle heat with the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and cover with a layer of cling film over the surface to prevent a skin forming whilst it cools.
- Whisk together the cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form.
- Crush the maltesers in the bag with a rolling pin.
- To assemble, layer even helpings of brownie cubes between each glass, coffee, half the crushed maltesers, drizzle caramel round the inside of each glass and top with further layers of chocolate custard, the whipped cream and scatter the remaining crushed maltesers. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.