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Saint Honore Trifle
Posted: 03 May 2010 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is my take of the Saint Honore Trifle. I made 1/4 of the recipe and it fits 3 wine glasses.

- The cake is baked in silicone muffin pans, then each are split in half.
- The beurre noisette took a while to make, I almost quit (had no patience) but I didn’t, and the result are so awesome. I had to resist the temptation to dip a piece of bread on it LOL!
- I use apricot jam since it’s what I have in stock.
- Making the spun sugar was interesting. While the corn syrup and sugar was cooking, I realized that my instant read thermometer only measured up to 300 degrees. So I ended up going by color, until I think it’s medium amber. I use 2 small forks taped side by side instead of the cut whisks. My 1st try I got angel’s tears in many places but I continued. Since I only make 1/2 recipe of the caramel, it hardens pretty quickly. Zapped for a few seconds in the microwave melted them a little and I continued. 2nd spun sugar was better, not too many angels tears.
But then I poked my pinkie on one of the sharp sugar edges and it started bleeding, so I stopped. I figured 2 out of 3 is good enough, and was very happy with the result.

All in all I’m loving this experience. It it pretty time consuming to make this Trifle, takes 4 1/2 hours, but it is soooo goooddd! The trifle smells so heavenly of strawberries and it’s lightly sweet and moist and spongy. And as I’m typing this I want one now smile.

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Posted: 03 May 2010 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Looks absolutely divine!  May I have one, please?  smile  Love that you baked the cake in muffin size and made them in wine glasses.

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Posted: 03 May 2010 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Jenn - This looks so gorgeous! I am planning to use an old trifle dish I have but now am reconsidering. One thing - Did you use Grand Marnier syrup? I just realized that some of the people I will be serving do not use alcohol. Do you have an idea about that? Or does anyone? Thanks, joan

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Posted: 03 May 2010 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks Julie! I was feeling very smart with my wine glasses idea.

Joan - feel free to borrow this idea. I did use grand marnier -happily so - it’s my favorite liquor. Sorry I don’t have any idea on the non liquor path, perhaps others will have suggestion?

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Posted: 03 May 2010 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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oh that looks so delicious…. the wine glass idea is excellent.

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Posted: 03 May 2010 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I love the look of your trifles!  I think they look so elegant and I would much prefer to have one of these served to me than a large one to be shared with others!

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Posted: 03 May 2010 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Spectacular! What a lovely presentation, too. Incredible.

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Posted: 03 May 2010 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Oh this is gorgeous! I love the spun sugar! I wish I had more visitors here this week, and it weren’t just me for dinner, otherwise I’d make it…  cool grin

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Posted: 03 May 2010 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!

Jeanette - the wine glass can potentially have bigger portion than the trifle serving, so might not be good for my waist line! haha…

Silke - all the more reason to have a party!  tongue wink

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Posted: 03 May 2010 11:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jenn, u take my take!  I am so proud of u all, excellent photography.  Great format size.  I haven’t found my take yet, and I think u haclve just inspired me today!

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Posted: 04 May 2010 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Looks great.  Amazing idea to use the wine glasses.

Instead of the grand marnier, you might want to try using some orange juice that you’ve reduced down a little.  Just a suggestion, I’ve never tried it myself.

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Posted: 04 May 2010 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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LOVE the photo!!  Bravo!!!!!

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Posted: 04 May 2010 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thanks Hector, Bill, Patricia!

Bill - that’s a good idea with reduced orange juice, will keep that in mind for when I can’t use alcohol.

Patricia - it’s all because of everyone who take such great pictures. The bar has been raised high and I’m trying to catch up!  grin

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Posted: 04 May 2010 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Isn’t it amazing how everybody’s photography has stepped up a notch? Matthew and Patricia have certainly made all of us try harder!

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Posted: 04 May 2010 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Jenn, bravo on your beautiful trifle-ettes! I love them as parfaits in glasses. Then everyone gets their own spun sugar cloud!

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Posted: 04 May 2010 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Bill - 04 May 2010 12:12 PM

Looks great.  Amazing idea to use the wine glasses.

Instead of the grand marnier, you might want to try using some orange juice that you’ve reduced down a little.  Just a suggestion, I’ve never tried it myself.

Thanks Bill. You always have the best ideas! joan

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