Rhubarb, Orange & Mint Trifle

Now I confess right from the off that I stole this recipe from my good friend Sabine who made this delicious dessert for a May Day BBQ last week and although it wasn’t explicitly made for me, lets just say that my love of rhubarb strongly influenced her choice of dessert.

I’ve had to make this from memory without exact measurements but I think it is one of those recipes that naturally lends itself to being adapted according to personal tastes. Sabine called it a trifle and in look it is certainly close to our English trifle but the ingredient list also reads somewhat like a cheesecake so I guess it’s something of a hybrid between the two. The good news is that unlike a standard trifle where you have to wait for the jelly to set before adding the custard layer this can be assembled virtually all together making it quick and easy to prepare.

Rhubard, Orange & Mint Trifle

Ingredients: 6 sticks rhubarb, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 standard tub Philadelphia. 1/2 tub ricotta cheese, 6 tbsp natural yoghurt (or 200ml whipping cream), zest of 1 orange, 10 chopped mint leaves, c. 10-15 crushed hobnob biscuits

Preparation: 15 mins

1. Roughly chop the rhubarb and add to a small pan together with the brown sugar and orange juice. Bring to the boil and  Simmer in the orange juice for c. 5 mins then leave to cool.

2. In a large bowl whip the two cheeses, yoghurt and/or cream until light and fluffy.

3. Crush the biscuits and divide into 3 equal amounts.

4. Roughly chop the mint leaves and zest the orange.

5. In a glass trifle dish layer biscuit, whipped cheeses, rhubarb, mint and zest and continue until you have 2 or 3 layers. The overall appearance is less layered than a classic trifle but it serves to distribute the ingredients well so that every serve gets a bit of everything.

6. Leave to chill for a minimum of half an hour and then serve.

Rhubard, Orange & Mint Trifle 2

Rhubard, Orange & Mint trifle 3

4 Responses to “Rhubarb, Orange & Mint Trifle”
  1. Nice way to fix rhubarb.

  2. Karen says:

    I know I would like the combination of flavors.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: