Wednesday, 3 February 2016

POMEGRANATE AND CHERRY TRIFLE

POMEGRANATE AND CHERRY TRIFLE

#Edited-This recipe was featured at Real food Friday blog hop on 18th February 2016. check here.

Happy Valentine's day!

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life”-Leo Buscaglia.

Wow. What a nice quote on love, it is true that we cannot live without love; love is as important as other basic necessities of life like food, shelter and clothing. Am I right?


I remember, I discussed this issue of basic necessities, with my secondary school students, many times in the classroom, when I was teaching economics to them. In those lessons, the major point of discussion for the students was to accept love as a basic necessity or not.


In economics, there is a topic on necessities, comforts and luxuries which students have to understand with examples. In their textbooks it was mentioned that, in necessities, after food, shelter and clothing comes- love, affection, health, education etc. Students used to enjoy this topic, because their input was also considered a lot, in allocating different things under these three categories of necessities, comforts and luxuries. The problem, we teachers had, was that these type of topics were taking much longer than the other ones. Students were debating a lot - some would agree on accepting love, affection, health, education etc as a basic necessity, while others would disagree.


You know, teaching secondary school students on one side is a challenge, but on the other side is a lot of fun and enjoyment. If a teacher is confident on the topic, what she/he is teaching in a class, then there is no problem, she/he can really enjoy teaching it. Secondary school students like to challenge teachers a lot, for them it is fun, but as a teacher, we should be patient enough to answer them and our duty is to satisfy their questions. I personally think that when an effort is made to answer and convince them to the fullest, they develop respect and admiration towards us as a teacher.


I have really enjoyed this profession and my long years of teaching in a secondary school. I think teaching is a noble profession, where we teachers get a lot of respect and love from our clients (students), as compared to other professions.


Coming to the recipe, this trifle, I made for a friend of mine who was visiting me, last Saturday evening. She informed me about her visit only one day before, and by chance, Saturday was also her birthday. On that morning, I went to the nearby shops to get Madeira cake, I could not get it, I tried in three shops, then I gave up. I had no choice but to buy the soft cake, that is the reason cake is not visible in the serving glass. I enjoy Madeira cake in trifle because when we eat, we can enjoy a bite of the cake but if the cake is too soft or spongy you do not really enjoy that bite of the cake.

In this recipe, I did not use any custard and wanted to make it fruitier. I had some frozen cherries with me, which I used to give a layer after the cake.

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 grams fresh/whipping cream
  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 500 grams cherries, some more for garnishing
  • 1 small madeira cake or any plain cake ( I used eggless cake)
  • 1 packet of vegetarian pomegranate jelly
  • 50 grams walnuts
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils

METHOD
  • Read the instructions on the packet and make jelly and put it in the fridge beforehand.
  • Mix sugar in cream and whip it for 5 minutes.
  • Thaw cherries and make a puree in a food processor.
  • Slice cake thinly.
  • Start layering all items in serving glasses, start with the first layer of cake.
  • Then next layer is a cherry puree, then cream on top of it.
  • Next is the layer of jelly, the top is the thin layer of cream.
  • Decorate it with pomegranate arils, some cherries and walnuts.
  • Serve cold as a dessert.


This can be made few hours in advance and can be kept in a fridge. 6 glasses can be made as shown in the pics above.

I am sending this recipe as my blog post entry for Meatless Monday and what'd you do this weekend,
with Happy, healthy and green party and Tasty Tuesday C.Kids, with Hearth and soul blog hop and Cook Blog share, with Way wow link party, and with Food Year linkup party, and with yum yum linky, and my two fav things on Thursday, and with Fiesta Friday, and with Read Food Friday and with Food and Fitness Friday, and with Sunday Fitness and Food linkup.





























76 comments:

  1. Awesome, Sadhna...perfect for the upcoming day!

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  2. WOW! This looks so beautiful and YUM!

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  3. Gorgeous..what a wonderful dessert dish..It has all the great ingredients with such a lovely colour...Just outstanding.

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  4. One of my nan's favourite desserts is trifle! I don't think she has ever tried pomegranate! this looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Charlotte for your comment.you can try, i am sure you will enjoy.

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  5. This looks delightful dear. Super delicious. Yum Yum. :)

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  6. This looks delicious. I love pomegranates so I know this will be good!

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  7. This sounds delicious! I've only had pomegranate juice and love it, so I bet this is so yummy!

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    1. Thanks Linda for your comment, yes it is very tasty.

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  8. Absolutely delish combination of flavors and the presentation is stunning too!

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  9. The flavors in this dish sound incredible! I love pomegranate and cherries!

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    1. Thanks Jessica for your comment and the visit.

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  10. This looks so delicious and both my husband and I love pomegranate!

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  11. The cherries sound like a wonderful addition with the pomegranates. Beautiful dessert.

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  12. Pomegranate is one of my fav fruit...loved the flavours...Very tempting :)

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  13. It looks so tempting..I love Pomegranate!

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  14. How pretty that looks! Thanks for joining us today with a yummy looking treat have a great week

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  15. This looks delicious and perfect for Valentine's Day! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

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  16. Love the mix of fruit and nut in this trifle! Thanks for joining in with #CookBlogShare

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  17. Pomegranates and cherries - oh swoon! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. Thanks Audrey for your comment, see you next week.

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  18. Hi Sadhna,
    I believe teaching is not only a noble profession but it helps shapes little people lives and can make a major impact on what a child does for the rest of their lives. So I believe all dedicated teachers deserve a special place in heaven.
    As far as love I believe that we do need it to survive. It funny there was a time in my life that I didn't believe in love or thought it really didn't exist until I meet my husband and he changed my life and I then understood what love really was. Teacher's change lives as can other people with caring and teaching in so many ways.
    After saying all that I love the recipe. It looks and sounds fabulous, healthy and would definitely be a wonderful Valentine's Day dessert. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Awww, Thanks very much Marla for such nice words. I liked that you said, teachers deserves a special place in heaven, XOXO.

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  19. O M G !!!
    This trifle looks absolutely FANTASTIC !!
    I think it would be very romantic to share one with your love-one :)

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    1. Awww, thanks very much Winnie for your lovely comment dear.

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  20. I love pomegranate but must admit that I haven't used it in my own recipes. Your trifle is so pretty and looks delicious!

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  21. A perfect combination and beautiful flavors. Love the trifle. It looks super delicious. Yummmmy :)

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    1. Thanks very much Ritu for your lovely comment.

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  22. i'm back again and still loving this trifle! thanks so much for lining up to #YumTum I love your recipes!

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    1. Awwww, thanks very much dear for your visit and comment.

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  23. These trifles are so pretty and the combination of pomegranate with cherries and walnuts sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  24. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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    1. Thanks Swathi not only for your comment but also for pinning and tweeting.

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  25. Sadhna, I would have loved to have you for a teacher! You are such a caring, loving soul. Not only would I love you for a teacher, I would have loved for you to be my children's teacher too. I would never worry about you with them.

    And I love trifle, in fact it's my favorite dessert, you can make it in so many ways. I have never had one quite like this. I love all the ingredients and I'm sure that I would like them all together, in fact you have made me crave a trifle. LOL Not that I needed much encouragement. Pinned, I want to try this soon!!! xxx

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    1. Hi Nikki, I am really very lucky to found you in the journey of blogging. I should thank God for that, it is very difficult to get people like you.

      Thanks very much for your such lovely and encouraging comment and for pinning the trifle.

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  26. This trifle looks so pretty! I'd love to try it! Happy FF!

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  27. Oh wow this trifle looks so pretty and sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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  28. I can see this trifle become a necessity for me! Thanks for sharing it with us at Fiesta Friday :-)
    Ginger x

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  29. What a delectable dessert! Thank you for sharing this pomegranate and cherry trifle with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! Pinning and sharing this!

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    1. Hi Deborah, Thanks very much for your comment and for pinning and sharing.

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  30. Nowadays, pomegranate with yogurt has become my standard dessert, the trifle looks so delicious..

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  31. What a great dish!! I'm seeing lots of pomegranate lately!! it must be in season!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks very much Elaine for your comment dear, see you tomorrow.

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  32. Hi Sadhna,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop. that goes live every Thursday @ 7 pm EST. Thank you for sharing and being part of Real Food Fridays mission.

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    1. Hi Marla, I am so glad to know that. Thanks you very much. I will mention it with your link on top of my post.

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  33. This looks wonderful! I love anything with cherries & I think my kids will really enjoy this as well, pinned & tweeted :-) Thank you for sharing with the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-up, have a Great Week!!

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    1. Hi Angela, Thanks very much for your comment, for pinning and tweeting.

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  34. Lovely presentation.....looks so pretty.
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  35. That looks and sounds like the perfect pudding Sadhna. We have a pomegranate bush in our garden, so we can harvest the fruit for most of the warmer months and I'm always looking for new ways to use the fruits. My only problem is I don't think I've ever seen pomegranate jelly in our stores here in S Africa. Can I substitute it with another kind of jelly?

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    1. Thanks Michelle for your comment dear. You can easily replace pomegranate jelly with any other red coloured jelly like plum or grapes.

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