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Rhubarb and Strawberry Trifle

Rhubarb and Strawberry Trifle

This is a popular dessert in England. All it takes is to layering a rhubarb compote with a white chocolate custard cream. (This recipe was provided by the head chef at the British Embassy in Japan.)

Ingredients: an easy-to-make proption

[For the rhubarb compote:]
Rhubarb
250 g (cut into 2 cm lengths)
Granulated sugar
20 g
Honey
15 g
Orange (squeeze out the juice, and grate the zest)
1/2
Cinnamon stick
1/2
Strawberries
60 g (4 cut into 5 mm cubes)
[For the custard cream:]
Milk
300 ml
Egg yolks
3
Sugar
40 g
Plain flour
5 g
Cornstarch
5 g
White chocolate
70 g
Vanilla beans
1/2
[For the topping:]
Heavy cream
100 ml
Sliced almonds
as much as you like

Steps

1. First, prepare the ingredients for the rhubarb compote.
2. Add the rhubarb and the other ingredients except for the strawberries into a shallow saucepan, cover with a lid, and cook for about 7-8 minutes over low heat. Cook until it becomes soft while skimming off the scum.
3. Add the strawberries to the saucepan from Step 2, and continue simmering for 1-2 minutes.
4. Next, prepare the ingredients for the custard cream.
5. Heat up the milk with vanilla bean in a separate saucepan.
6. Whip the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until the mixture becomes pale, then add the flour and cornstarch.
7. Gradually pour the mixture from Step 5 into the bowl from Step 6 a little at a time, and return the mixture to the saucepan over low heat. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes until thickened.
8. Add the melted white chocolate to the saucepan from Step 7, and set aside until cool.
9. Whip the heave cream to finish.
10. Layer the rhubarb, strawberries, custard cream, and whipped cream in a glass dish, and sprinkle with roasted almond slices.

Story Behind this Recipe

The British Embassy in Japan is promoting British cuisine and is conducting a campaign called "Food is GREAT: A Taste of Britain". Check out their Facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/oishii.igirisu.