Lychee, Raspberry & greentea Trifles

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In exactly 3 months from today, I’m getting married! If that was not sweet enough for us, I thought that sharing a nice sweet dessert will be adding that extra sweetness to it! I hope that this will sweet up your HAPPY FRIDAY TOO! đź’‹ đź’Ź đź’‘

I’ve always wanted to make a trifle, but a mini version as there’s not way IK and I can finish it ourselves, even if we get our parents to come over, it is still very heavy! Though I have promised myself to make a real big trifle for a party whenever it arise! This time, I’m tempted to make trifles in a jar! I bought these 80’s beer jar, initially for making smoothies, but I thought that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to use it for trifles, I must say that it is no easy way to fit everything into the jar.. and when it comes to cleaning.. it gets difficult! Anyhow, I would say it is all worth it, lucky that I did make it! It is insanely delicious! Yes, I MEAN IT!

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I made 6 layers for this trifle (or 7 if you considered the garnish), with layer 3 and 6 repeated! I think green, yellow and pink goes well together! That messiness of it is awesome! I like how it turned out in an uneven attitude! The panna cotta on the bottom is made with green tea, which brings a nice blend through the bitterness of the greentea powder.

PS: By the way, if you like green tea /matcha, I bet you’ll definitely like my matcha macaron and match cookies!

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You’ll Need (makes 2 large):

Layer 1 (bottom) – Matcha panna cotta:

  • 160 ml of pure cream
  • 120 ml of full cream milk
  • 28 grams of caster sugar
  • 4 grams of gelatine powder
  • 2 heap teaspoons of green tea powder
  • 3 ml of vanilla essence

Layer 2: Lychee syrup dipped Sponge cake

  • 50 grams of caster sugar
  • 200 grams of lychee, remove skin and seeds
  • 30 m of cold water
  • 10 sticks of store bought finger biscuits

Layer 3 & 6: Raspberry mousse

  • 300 grams of full cream
  • 200 grams of fresh/frozen raspberries
  • 50 grams of sugar

Layer 4: Strawberry Jam and Raspberries

  • Store bought strawberry Jam
  • 10 pieces of fresh Raspberries

Layer 5: Lychee and vanilla custard

  • Store bought custard , or DIY  (I made my one based on this recipe)
  • 10 pieces of fresh lychee, remove skin and seed

For garnish:

  • Fresh Lychee
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Green tea powder

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How to?

  1. Start with the panna cotta. Warm milk in a pot over low heat until bubbles arise around the edge.
  2. Add gelatine, green tea powder and sugar until completely dissolves. Add cream and vanilla essence. Continue mixing. Filter mixture into a bowl over a sieve to remove particles.
  3. bath to cool down the temperature until 25°C.
  4. Pour evenly into 2 jars. Place into the fridge for at least 4 hours or until it holds the same, like jelly form.
  5. Meanwhile, continue with layer 2, lychee syrup dipped sponge cake.  In a food processor, blend lychee until pureed.
  6. In a saucepan, place sugar, lychee mixture and water over medium heat. Cook until it reduce to half.
  7. Pour over sieve into a bowl. Discard lychee puree. Fridge syrup until cool.
  8. Layer 3 and layer 6 are the same layer ; raspberry mousse. Blend raspberry and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer until sugar dissolves and completely combined.
  9. Add cream and whisk until peak form. Test with a wooden spoon, draw a line with the spoon in the cream and if the lines stay in shape, it is ready.
  10. To assemble the trifles, dip finger biscuits into lychee syrup and evenly divide and lay onto the green tea panna cotta in the jars.
  11. Pour 1/4 of the raspberry mousse into 1 jar over the finger biscuit and 1/4 to another jar. Lay 5 pieces of raspberry onto the mousse of each jar.
  12. Add 2 heap tablespoons of strawberry jams into each jar. Lay lychees and pour over custard.
  13. Add remaining raspberry mousse over the top and garnish with fresh fruit and sprinkle green tea powder.

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