I have been a reader since my schooldays (not academic books...I used to run away from them).....loved reading novels - always Fiction..... never liked books that gave me advice...I have a mini library at home....love collecting novels....always original...not a single fake copy... like visiting book stores...my favorite bookstore in Bangalore is Blossoms...each time I go there I tell my sisters "If I want to loot something,it will be this bookstore"....love the smell of second hand books,dusty and old,couple of sneezes here and there .I was so proud of my collection...and also possessive , I gave my books only to book lovers who knew the value of books and I was sure I will get it back. Whenever my cousins borrowed my books ,I used to warn them "I know exactly how many novels I have, I will notice even if a single book is missing"...that is how much I love my books.
When I was paired with Jyothi from Pages this week, went through her blog...it is not only about food, Jyothi has dedicated major part of her blog reviewing books.when I went through the crazy collection of book reviews, I felt so guilty...I realized that I haven't read a single book after I started my blog....I have been so unfair to my first true passion.I did not waste any time ,I had a backlog of novels I wanted to read...got hold of one book which I had got 6 years back ,very old novel...but I always wanted to read it- To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee
I would like to thank Jyothi, not only for the recipe...but also for rekindling my love towards books. I am half way through my novel and I am enjoying it with my Creamy choco biscuit trifle.
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- 300ml Fresh Cream
- 1/4 cup Icing Sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup Chocolate chips or grated chocolate
- 200g Chocolate Chip biscuits/cookies
- glazed cherries for decoration
- 100ml Fresh cream
- 100g Chocolate ,roughly chopped
- 1tsp Oil
- Coarsely crush the chocolate chip cookies/biscuits in a ziploc bag using a rolling pin..Keep aside
- Whip fresh cream with icing sugar till its stiff. Keep in the fridge till further use.
- For ganache:- roughly chop the chocolate and place in a small bowl along with oil .Heat cream in a saucepan on low flame.When the cream comes to a simmer ,pour over the chopped chocolate. Cover and let stand for few minutes.Mix till you get a smooth sauce.Keep aside to cool.
- Now arrange the trifles in glasses or any bowl of your choice. Layer it with the crushed cookies/biscuits,then the second layer with whipped cream(I used an icing bag),third layer- chocolate chips or grated chocolate.Repeat the layering- cookies/biscuits and then cream.The final layer - Ganache.
- Top with halved cherries.
- Keep in the fridge for a day before serving, this helps to moisten the crushed biscuits/cookies.
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