Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chocolate Banana Trifle

Dearest Internets,

Last week I left you for the open road and went to my beloved Massachusetts to help a friend with a new baby. But Internets, I only went one toe over the state line, and then I came right back. I navigated Manhattan like a pro, even when my GPS yelled at me to turn around and go another way, because I knew better. I stopped at the IKEA in Philly and bought ravishing fabric I would never find in my local craft store, and then I made a beautiful table cloth for my kitchen when I returned. Dear Internets, I hope you can forgive me for forsaking you for the call of the open road. I made you this delicious trifle as a peace offering. It isn't dairy-free, but it sure is gluten-free. Dear, dear Internets, please try my trifle. It will make you like me again.

Ali Kat

Level of Difficulty: Emily

1 pint whipping cream
1 chocolate bar, fancy and chopped
1 bag gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies
1-2 ripe bananas, sliced
Chocolate syrup
1 heaping teaspoon confectioner sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream on high until soft peaks start to form. Add confectioner sugar and continue to whip until cream is stiffer and peakier. WARNING: Do NOT overwhip, or you'll get butter. Smash chocolate GF cookies in the bag into much smaller pieces. In a tall glass bowl, layer like a lasagna: cookie crumbs, banana slices, chocolate bar bits, and whipped cream. When you get to the third and final layer of whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate sauce, and top with a little bit of remaining chocolate bar bits and a bit of fresh ground cinnamon. Chill and serve within 24 hours. This dessert will not keep for more than a day because of the cream. Enjoy!!


Karen B said...

I can't believe I wasn't invited over to eat the trifle and look at the tablecloth. I feel hurt. So, so hurt. But more than hurt, I feel hungry. So, so hungry.

David & Lisa said...

Wow..it looks amazing and you are totally forgiven for not posting in forever...i will surely make this soon!

Emily R said...

I hope you bring this tomorrow.

Heather said...

Ok I forgive you even if the recipe is not dairy free too. You were totally doing more important things! Also where does one find the bag of chocolate wafer cookies!?!?!?!

Welcome back!! :)