Reine Claude, Black Currant and Cheese Curd Trifle
Felling a little down in the dumps? Feeling fine? Feeling really wonderful? Well- let me tell you that this colorful and delicious little treat will be guaranteed to make whatever mood you are in immediately better! And when you realize that it was made using the left-over ingredients of yesterdays dessert- well that just has to put a smile on your face now, doesn't it?
My favorite thing about making this was that it gave me a chance to show again that you can eat the same things over and over... without them having to be the same thing. Food is only boring if YOU are boring- that's the bottom line! Have some imagination, have FUN- and have something new every night even if common sense and economics tells you that you should indeed use up that stuff you have left over in the fridge. It does not have to be a bad thing!
The idea of layering ingredients ad flavors, as one would in an English trifle, was already formed by now. So I started off with the first layer- which I made from slices of Reine Claude plums and fresh chopped mint. Mmmm! On top of that came a layer of cheese curd, which I also sweetened with Stevia but added the juice of half a lime to- yowzer! Sweet and tart as a key-lime pie but with next to no fat and no sugar!
The only sin came in the form of the next layer, which I made out of crumbled shortbread cookies, It only took 2- so there you go! That's not going to do anyone any damage! Next came the yogurt and finally, by way of decoration, a last blog of cheese curd, a couple of slices of plum and to finish it all off a fresh mint leaf as a garnish. I hope you all approve!
The combination of tastes and textures is just so much fun! I hope you have some fun trying it out and I hope you enjoy it!