HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Nothing has been viewed

Italian Trifle Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Dessert
Total Time: Under 2 Hours
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
 Italian Trifle

This is my take on the Italian take on English trifle, which I have pared down by removing the day-glo colored liqueurs and odd schlumpy custards that have made this nearly inedible in many lesser trattorie all over Italy.

Yield: Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 3¼ cups whole milk
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¾ ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 24 small savoiardi (italian ladyfingers)
  • ¼ cup limoncello or other sweet citrus liqueur

Directions

1. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the milk and lemon zest. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean, and add the seeds and bean to the pan. Bring a very brisk simmer over medium-high heat; do not allow to boil.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, flour, and sugar and whisk until the mixture is pale yellow and forms a ribbon when the whisk is lifted from the bowl. Gradually pour half of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return the mixture back to the saucepan along with the remaining milk and cook over high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the pastry cream coats the back of the spoon. Remove the vanilla bean. Pour half the cream into a stainless steel bowl and set in an ice bath to cool. Stir the cocoa and chocolate into the remaining pastry cream, making sure that the chocolate is completely melted. Then pour the chocolate cream into another bowl and set over an ice bath to cool. Whisk the creams occasionally as they cool.

3. Split each ladyfinger in half. Sprinkle the cut sides with the liqueur. Place a layer of the soaked ladyfingers in a large glass serving bowl. Top with a layer of the vanilla pastry cream, another layer of ladyfingers, and a layer of the chocolate cream; repeat the layering until all ingredients are used. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


© 2005 Mario Batali
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

404kcal (20%)
160mg (16%)
1mg (2%)
157mcg RAE (5%)
303mg
54mg
11g
31g
3g
61g
266mg (89%)
102mg (4%)
7g (33%)
14g (21%)
4mg (20%)

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Dunkin Donuts

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can locate discounts via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder mobile app.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.