Ahh, desserts. They are often both a blessing and a curse. I love a little something sweet after a meal, but sometimes don’t exercise enough restraint or self-control, depending on what the dessert in question is. I don’t know if it was due to lack of sleep this week or having had enough of the horribly crappy weather (no, seriously, it’s JUNE and we’re still in the 50’s. What gives?!), but I got this urge for something involving pastry or cake and strawberries and ganache and whipped cream. My first thought was some kind of Mille-Feuille, but then it hit me: Trifle. Strawberry Trifle.
Strawberry Trifle with Amaretto and Crème Fraîche.
I decided to kind of go all-out on this, making my own pound cake, and making whipped cream and crème fraîche instead of just plain sweetened whipped cream.When I was grocery shopping over the weekend, I noticed Hy-Vee had crème fraîche in stock, which I haven’t seen in like a year.
So I got excited, but then I was torn about getting this or mascarpone, which was my original intention. I chose the crème fraîche mainly because I use mascarpone often enough. I don’t have that many opportunities for crème fraîche…And not that it’s a big deal, but the last time I did use it in something, I had to make it myself.
Also, I love the combination of strawberries and amaretto.
I went so far as to claim on Facebook that this was quite possibly the best dessert I have yet made.