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Fruit Trifle

As school is almost ending, we always throw a year-end class party. It is normal for the kids and teachers to bring pot luck. So here I am as the class teacher, thought it would be very nice if I could bring a very refreshing dessert. Then I did a little browse through the web and found a simple recipe of making this trifle.

This layered dessert is traditionally made with lemon-soaked sponge cake and custard, but it’s easy to make many delicious variations. As for me I use store-bought butter cake, cream cheese, kiwi, peach and strawberries.

This recipe is originally from http://www.bigoven.com

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle
Original recipe makes 6 Servings
LEMON SYRUP
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice; fresh
1/4 Cup Water
CREAM & CAKE
1 Pound Cake; cut into 3/4″ thick slices
8 oz reduced-fat Cream Cheese; room temp
1 Cup Heavy Cream
3 Cups Fresh Blueberries; rinsed and dried
3 Cups Fresh Raspberries
1/3 Cup Sugar

Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle Preparation

1) Make lemon syrup: In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. let cool completely, then brush over both sides of cake slices. Quarter each slice.

2) With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar on high speed until lightened. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add heavy cream in a steady stream; continue beating until mixture is light and airy (mixture will be like a very soft whipped cream).

3) Arrange half the cake pieces in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Spook half the cream-cheese mixture over cake in dollops; spread to sides of dish. Scatter half the blue-berries and raspberries on top. Repeat layering with remaining cake, cream-cheese mixture, and berries, piling berries in the center.

4) Cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

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Blueberry Cheese Tart

Yummy cheese tarts and nobody can resist them. I try to bake my own since it was quiet expensive when buying and it had become one of my family favourite dessert but you’ll have to be very patient since it needs longer time to prep and to make. for the pastry I use Anna Olson recipes :

Pastry Recipe
Yield : 96 pieces – 4.5 inch tart crust.

1 cup unsalted butter @ room temperature
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 large whole egg
13/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
Add egg yolks and whole eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Stir in flour and salt, mixing until dough comes together.
Shape into a disc, wrap and chill for at least 2 hours before rolling.

On floured surface, knead dough 2 @ 3 times.
Roll to 1/4 inch, cut out round. Place in the tart shells, dock the surface with a fork, chill 20 minutes.

Bake 18-20 minutes, 177 degree Celsius.

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe
8 ounces cream cheese @ room temperature
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:
Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until light and smooth, then add the egg. Continue to cream until well blended.

Blueberry Filling – store-bought

Pipe in blueberry filling into prebaked tart shell . Cover with cream cheese. Add a little blueberry filling.

Bake the tarts at 200°C for about 10-13 minutes. Remove from the oven to cool a while before serving.

Blueberry Cheese Tart