Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Tatooine Trifle and Jango Fetta Pies

Tatooine Trifle
(This is a cheat's trifle, very quick to make, takes minutes, and one the boys said they'd like again if they want a proper dessert and we don't have anything.)
Bought Trifle Sponges
Seedless Raspberry Jam, or whichever jam you choose.
Hot Water
Ambrosia Custard
Double Cream

It's up to you how much you want of everything in each layer.
Assemble everything you're going to need first.
In a bowl mix 2 parts jam to 1 part boiling hot water, mix together until it loosens the jam and gives a nice syrupy like sauce.
In a separate bowl whisk together equal parts mascarpone and cream.
Cut the corner of the carton of custard or open the tin.
Take sponges out of packet.

Put one layer of sponge in the bottom of a glass, pour over the jam mix, pour on custard, then pour on cream and mascarpone mix. That's it! Not a patch on trifle made with jelly, sherry and fruit but it's sweet and hits the spot if needed and it takes less than 5 minutes to make!

Jango Fetta Pies (makes 24 mini pies)
Approx 1/2 packet of Filo Pastry
Approx 100g Feta Cheese
1 medium organic freerange Egg, beaten
Half cup Double Cream
Approx 75 g Soft Cream Cheese (we used Philadelphia chives)

In a bowl mash the feta cheese, then mix in the cream cheese, add the beaten egg and cream and mix it all together.
Lightly oil your muffin tin and place approx 2 sheets of file pastry in each hole. Depending on what size your filo pastry, you may need to cut it to size. (To get an even size we cut ours to approx 6cm by 6cm by slicing through a neat stack of filo).
Then fill the filo pastry with the creamy feta cheese and egg mixture.
Bake in the oven, 175C for approximately 12 minutes.

Note: If you have any spray oil then spray over the pastry before adding the mixture, we use one that's available from Lakeland which you put your own oil into. Much better than using things like onecal and the like which I'm sure have chemicals in them. Also we made these in a mini muffin pan, it made 24.

Tomorrow in the lunch boxes I will drizzle them with some sauce, I'm not sure what yet, probably Linghams mixed with some tomato ketchup.

...and for now I'm done with Star Wars food, though at some point the Yoda's Yorkie Puds filled with Han Solo Stuffing and Padme's Pea Puree and Galaxy Gravy will be made..


Anonymous said...

Hi, Quick trifles are the perfect desert and the ingredients for these can always be found in my store cupboard, although sometimes not trifle sponge and then i use a jam swiss roll - i also always have a bag of frozen summer fruits in freezer to add to a trifle - delicious - the tarts also looked delicious and just the thing to snack on - little and small certainly must have the best lunch boxes - certainly different from a sandwich and a packet of crisps.
Love Mxxxxxx

Aimée said...

Trifle looks GOOD! I doubt I could get a decent tasting instant custard over here, though. Still, I just may have to whip something up...

Meeta said...

Oh man I am so enjoying this! I love the fun you guys are having with the Star Wars series. Soeren is not familiar with it right now but certainly something to keep in mind!

KJ said...

I love trifle. I'm all or quick and easy. This looks terrific.

Marie said...

Mmmm... Trifle, a rose by any other name. I love trifle and yours looks quite tasty! I like to use swiss rolls in mine or sometimes sliced madiera cake. It's ok to cheat once in a while and use ambrosia. I do at times. and those tarts look temptingly tasty too!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Amanda, I don't care if it's a cheater dessert - it looks delicious!
And the little pies... so adorable!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Yummm...I must make those Jango Fetta Pies...I think they'd be a winner in this house.

Deborah said...

I love trifle!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Mum, thank you! xx

Hi Aimee, I love Ambrosia custard! I don't think I'd be able to just whip up a good custard. You on the other hand...

Hi Meeta, I wish the boys knew nothing about Star Wars, introduced by a friend and too far down the road to do anything about it now. Thankfully they don't seem too absorbed by it!

Hi KJ, thanks, I love quick and easy too!

Hi Marie, I can imagine, like Aimee, that you could whip up a great custard quickly. I on the other hand... The tarts were okay but the filo was covered in I think flour this time and it gave it a funny powdered taste.

Hi Patricia, thank you! :)

Hi CC, I love using filo to make quick little pies. My favourite filling is with a tin of white crab meat and thai spice paste with egg and cream, oh, and mozzarella and tomato, and pesto, the list goes on...

Hi Deborah, I'm right with you on that one.

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x


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