Lemon Trifle

Lemon Trifle

This recipe for Lemon Trifle is the main reason why I needed  to make my own Limoncello (see early post for Limoncello recipe).

250 gm lemon curd (set aside 3 tablespoons for the topping)

300 gm madeira cake (you could use sponge cake if you prefer. A bought round sponge fits nicely into a round trifle dish, but madeira tastes really good).

1 punnet blueberries

1/3 C Limoncello

600 ml thickened cream

125 gm caster sugar

100 ml lemon juice

250 gm marscapone

Set aside three tablespoons of lemon curd. Cut cake into thin slices and spread with the remaining curd. Sprinkle on berries and limoncello and continue layering until you run out of cake.

Set aside 100ml of cream and put the remainder in a heavy saucepan with the sugar. Bring to just below the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir in the lemon juice and pour over the cake. Cool and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

Whisk the marscapone and remaining 100ml of cream, then swirl the three remaing tablespoons of lemon curd through the marscapone and cream before piling the mixture on top of the cake. 

Keep refrigerated.

“Happiness isn’…

“Happiness isn’t something you experience, it’s something you remember.”

Oscar Levant (1906 – 1972), a pianist, composer and actor said this, but I disagree.

Feeling happy is wonderful and happens at the most unexpected times. I like remembering times when I have felt happy, I enjoy looking forward to times when I expect to feel happy, but best of all are moments of actually experiencing happiness.

Club Warrnambool

I recently had afternoon in style at the Warrnambool Club.

The Warrnambool Club was originally a gentlemen’s club, in the city of Warrnambool in south west Victoria, Australia. These days the Club is open to men and women.

Club Warrnambool

The Club is a very popular restaurant and cafe. Afternoon tea at the Club is an institution, and I have heard that the High Tea has to be experienced to be believed. The restaurant itself must be the most elegant venue in Warrnambool. The chairs and tables are big and gracious, there is a piano and a fireplace and cake and I didn’t want to go home. The staff are lovely and everything was luxurious and comfortable.   

At afternoon tea time, the cake display case has around 30 different types of cake to choose from, so good luck if you have trouble making up your mind (although if this is your problem, you can choose a tapas plate, where the staff will randomly choose a selection of three cakes for you).

Whatever cake you choose, you won’t be disappointed and you can always go back for afternoon tea another time to try something else.

Golden Syrup Cake

The Golden Syrup Cake I chose was fantastic. To drink I had an Iced Chocolate, which was probably a bit too indulgent, since I couldn’t finish my cake.

Hummingbird CakeApple Slice

My companions had Hummingbird Cake and Apple Slice and were perfectly happy with their choices too.

Three cakes, a coffee and an iced chocolate came to just under $40.