Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lamington Trifle for Australia Day

Happy Australia Day! What better way to celebrate Australia Day then an Australian themed dessert. This trifle definitely fits the bill. It won't take you long to make and tastes great. I didn't make the lamingtons from scratch. I have seen some great recipes around so I'll have to try that next time. 

Recipe from Georgina Kaveney via Iron Chef Shellie


2 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
2 x 120g punnets blueberries, strawberries or raspberries (I went with strawberries and blueberries as I couldn't find any raspberries)
6 lamington fingers, cut into 2cm cubes

Quick Chocolate Mousse
1 cup (250g) mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
1/4 cup (25g) good quality cocoa-powder, sifted
1/4 cup (35g) icing sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon Cointreau (optional)


1. To make the mousse, stir all the ingredients in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and stir until smooth.
2. Gently crush sugar, mint and berries with a fork. You can serve it in separate portions or you can serve it in a large bowl like I did. Add the lamington pieces to the bowl and top it with the berry mixture and mousse.

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