Wednesday, 29 April 2015

White Chocolate and Raspberry Layer

I'm desperately trying to not call this a trifle.  I hate trifle.  Now I've offended half of my readers, I need to say why.  I love cake.  I have such a problem with loving cake.  I mean I really love it, more than my waistline does.  I am a bit of a Sherry fan, I even went on holiday to Jerez last year and fell in love with Solera.  I like fruit, I eat masses of it every day.  Custard?  Hell yes!  What's not to love?  Cream?  Give me more!  I'm a dairy friendly kind of girl.

But together...?  No I don't get it.  The fruit fights with the custard.  The cake gets lost, the excessively sweet sherry (rather than the complex deliciousness possible in the best sherries) is a thump of sugar and alcohol around the face and it's just so heavy.

So this is something a bit different.  Zingy fruit, delicious cream cheese, only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes work, if you can call it work...


White Chocolate and Raspberry Layer - Serves 1

Ingredients
Use either metric or imperial measurements
50g, 1.5oz White Chocolate
125g, 4oz Low Fat Quark*
A few drops vanilla extract
Approx 20-30 raspberries

Method

Melt the chocolate in a microwave, it should take around 1-1.5 minutes.  Do stir occasionally and check it a few times.  I once knew someone who managed to burn chocolate in a microwave, it is possible.

Add the quark into the chocolate, mix a bit then add in the vanilla extract.


Layer up the cheese mixture with the raspberries and then serve.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Oh yum!

*  Quark is a low fat soft cheese.  If you can't get it, try low fat cream cheese or ricotta, the results will be slightly different but still delicious.

So absolutely not a trifle.  Is it a parfait?  What is a parfait?  No idea.  Whatever it is it tastes lovely.


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A quick request.  I have been shortlisted for the Britmum's award in "Food".  I'm absolutely stunned and hugely flattered.  Only 5 bloggers out of the 10 will make it to the final and I'd love your vote to help get me there.  Please take 2 minutes of your time to vote here for "Eat Like You Love Yourself".

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I've linked this to We Should Cocoa on Tin and Thyme and Lavender and Lovage and their Vanilla and Chocolate challenge

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16 comments:

  1. Voted! I love that this dessert is GF, I am going to try to try it (best intentions, and all that...) this weekend for 'date night'.

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    1. Thanks JL, it wasn't intentional but a happy accident. Great if you are a cheesecake lover but can't eat the base.

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  2. Haha! It's definitely not a trifle ...But whatever you call it it's going to taste as delicious! Such a delicate dessert and right up my street :-D
    CONGRATULATIONS on the #Bibs2015 shortlist nomination :-)

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    1. Thank you and thanks, I'm dead chuffed!

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  3. VOTED too and thanks so much for adding this to the We Should Cocoa vanilla extravaganza! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, it was so strange, I'd just written and posted this recipe when I don't make many desserts, then saw your linky on chocolate AND vanilla! Thanks for voting, I really appreciate it. My blog is still tiny so your support means loads.

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  4. Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely delicious what a treat! x

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  5. This looks amazing!!! I'm definitely going to have to try it!

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  6. What a lovely simple dessert, will have to give it a try

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  7. Sounds yummy, I love raspberry and white chocolate together. Visting from #recipeoftheweek! :-)

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    1. It works so well, the creamy with the tart.

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  8. Well I'm not sure I'm with you on the trifle issue, but this looks like one glorious dessert. You've presented it so beautifully, I just love the contrast of colours. It sounds as though it tastes quite nice too ;-) Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa.

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