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Talbot Trifle

Posted by Jeanne on June 26, 2011

He was the love of my life.

Tonight is the True Blood season 4 premiere, and I can’t wait.  In honor of the joyous event, I made a dessert that represents some of the best moments in season 3:  the demise of Talbot.  And the insanely hilarious lines prompted by Talbot’s demise.

Talbot Trifle

Raspberry Custard

1.5 C heavy cream

5 egg yolks

0.25 C sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

12 oz. fresh raspberries

Combine all ingredients except raspberries in a 2 to 3 quart saucepan.  Whisk to combine over medium heat.  Add raspberries, and crush fruit so it releases its juices.

Bring to a simmer, stirring often.  Simmer gently for 5 minutes until slightly thickened (do not boil).

Strain custard into a bowl, discarding raspberry seeds.  Place a layer of plastic wrap on top of the custard to prevent skin from forming, and chill completely – at least two hours or overnight.

Balsamic Strawberries, inspired by Eat The Love

2 lb. fresh strawberries, cleaned and quartered

0.33 C brown sugar

0.25 C balsamic vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract

0.5 tsp garam masala

Preheat oven to 275F.  Combine all ingredients well, and pour into a baking dish with sides.

Roast for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.  Set aside and cool completely.

Pound Cake, from Staff Meals From Chanterelle

1.5 C butter (3 4-oz. sticks), room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

3 C sugar

6 eggs

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp salt

3 C flour

Preheat oven to 325F.  Line a large baking sheet (with edges) with parchment and set aside.

Beat together butter and cream cheese until combined.  Add sugar, and beat on high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beating until each is fully incorporated before adding the next.  Add vanilla, and then add salt and flour all at once.  Beat until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before assembly.

Assembly

Whipped cream

Large crystal bowl for presentation

Cut pound cake into approximately 1 inch cubes.

Layer cake, strawberries, and raspberry custard in the crystal bowl – I made three layers, you may get more or fewer depending on the size of your bowl.

Top with whipped cream and garnish as desired.

Refrigerate at 2 to 4 hours, and serve cold, proclaiming “Talbot!  He was the love of my life.”  At least that’s what we plan to do while we’re eating it, because we are horrible people.

Poor Talbot.  Happy True Blood premiere day!

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One Response to “Talbot Trifle”

  1. Carla DeVelder said

    yummy! looks so good!

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