Tuesday 24 August 2010

Creamy Coffee Trifle For Raksha-Bandhan



Hi Friends!

Today is big day for brothers and sisters as they celebrate Raksha bandhan or Rakhi. I miss my brother a lot today, as it’s been ages that I have tied him my Rakhi in person. Me and my brother surely hold an unspoken bond. I might not call him regularly or he may not be able to contact me that regularly but he knows and I know that we are there for each other when we need.

His life has changed a lot after he became a father this year and I see a more mature and fatherly side of him these days. I have sent him my Rakhi and  for my kids their cousin  sisters had sent  Rakhis, of which one is not even an year old, surely it was a day to celebrate. So for them and for my brother P, I made the coffee trifle as dessert to go along with Bohri Paneer and Stuffed Onion Kulcha (recipes will follow) to celebrate this day. To know more about Rakhi and what I made last year click here.

I started making the trifle with great excitement a day in advance so that the dessert could be served nicely chilled. I made the eggless sponge cake first, while the cake baked I made thick vanilla custard and stewed the apples. All this went on very smoothly, the cake turned out good, the custard had perfect consistency and stewing was easy. My patience really got tested when the cream refused to get whipped. I had kept the cream in the fridge for about 2 hours so that it gets chilled and started whipping it on a bowl of ice, but it refused to thicken. I opened another pack and thought let me try again but the end result was same. Finally, I mixed the coffee decoction in the cream and mixed china grass solution to thicken it and that just worked.

Assembled the glasses of trifle and left  them  to chill overnight. The trifle turned out excellent in taste and kids relished it a lot. Sending this coffee trifle to my event ‘Only’- Kids delight.



For Custard

500 ml milk

4 tbsp sugar

2-1/2 tbsp custard powder

Method to Make Custard

Set aside a few tbsp of milk and put the remaining milk for boiling and add sugar. Mix the custard powder in cold milk, add this gradually stirring continuously till the milk thickens. Cook the custard   for a minute. Cool it.



For stewed apples

2 apples cored and cubed

3/4 cup water

2 tbsp sugar

a few drops lemon juice.


Mix all the ingredients and cook till the apples are done. Cool.


Other Ingredients

a sponge cake

200ml cream

4 tbsp powdered sugar

black coffee (2 tbsp water+1-1/2 tsp coffee+2tbsp sugar)

Method for Coffee Cream

Beat the cream with sugar till the soft peaks are formed and fold in the coffee decoction. (My cream did not whip so I added china grass about 7gms dissolved in water and strained). I was not able to click pics at this point as my entire focus was to get the cream set in some way. Will try to add the clicks later.

Assembling the Trifle

Take a transparent glass and add crumbled sponge cake at the base.


Soak the  sponge cake with the juice of stewed apple.


Pour custard over it and place a few pieces of stewed apples over it.


Now pour the coffee cream and let it set in the refrigerator for 6 hrs. In case the cream has got whipped then just chill and serve after 2 hrs.


Garnish with some chocolate vermicelli and whipped cream ( some cream got whipped the next day) and serve.



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Ragini Miranda said...

Coffee Trifle looks delish !! Happy Rakhi !!

Mina Joshi said...

Happy Rakshabandhan. It certainly is a special day for us sisters. The trifle looks delicious and I am going to try out your recipe soon.

Satya said...

trifle looks awesome pari ...happy rakhabandhan dear


Catherine said...

Happy Rakhi to you dear, and to your brother. I prayers are with you both!
This treat looks splendid. It's such a wonderful way to celebrate.

Panchpakwan said...

Happy Raksha bandan dear...Troffel looks so yummy..

subhashini said...

Happy Rakhi to you .The dish looks very tempting.

Angie's Recipes said...

These coffee trifles look delectable!

aipi said...

Happy raksha bhandhan Pari..
Trifle looks scrumptious!!

Deepa said...

wow, thats cool, no i mean it..nice cool and refreshing..great presentation Pari..it is a treat to the eyes as well as to the taste buds..

chef and her kitchen said...

Happy Raksha bandhan..lovely dessert..coffe flavor would have taste yumm

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Wish you the same Pari....Nice way to celebrate.

swapna said...

Happy Raksha Bhandhan Dear...
trifle looks Delicious...

Nithya said...

Wow.. fantastic recipe. Looks yummy :) truly a great dessert :)

Happy Raksha Bandhan too :)

Priya Suresh said...

Happy raksha bhandhan to u Pari, trifle looks irresistible and very tempting..

Suji said...

Happy raksha Bandan Pari..

Wow coffee trifle looks stunning....

Suman Singh said...

Coffee Trifle looks delish..in between Happy Rakhsha Bandhan to you too..

Swathi said...

Happy Raksha Bandhan. Triffle looks delicious.

Unknown said...

Happy Rakshabandhan pari..trifle looks delicious..

Shriya said...

Happy Raksha bhandhan!!! Awesome and inviting cofee trifle. I am drooling here.

Unknown said...

wow, happy rakhi dear. that looks yummylicious :)

Latha said...

Happy Raksha Bandhan. Coffee Trifle looks delish.

notyet100 said...

this looks so delicious,..;-)
happy rakshabandhan

sonu said...

a droolworthy dish..looks gorgeous !

Raks said...

That should be an exotic treat pari!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

delicious dessert to celebrate rakhi.nice explanatory pictures

sangeeta said...

Gorgeous looking trifle....never combined coffee with stewed apples though both are my favorite flavors.

My Kitchen Antics said...

an absolute sucker for anything with coffee...love the flavours used

Madhu said...

Pari...it looks so nice that I am sure gonna try this out!

Pavani said...

looks smooth n yummy.. i too known once we get married and moved different place we miss our brothers very much.. itoo my brother very much.

jayasree said...

Trifle looks gorgeous.. Your description makes it sound easy to put together.

Unknown said...

lovely recipe on heart warming day for siblings :)

Krishnaveni said...

lovely treat on this special day, yummy

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Creamy and innovative.


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