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
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
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!
* 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.
I've linked this to We Should Cocoa on Tin and Thyme and Lavender and Lovage and their Vanilla and Chocolate challenge
I've also linked up to Recipe of the Week.