Monday, November 3, 2014

Charming Stars and a Recipe....

My four blocks for November


.... now we are 12 ......


these are coming together so prettily.... thanks to Terry for the idea and hosting us....

We had friends around recently and I wanted to make our meal a little bit festive ... so I made my version of Sherry Trifle.... easy peasy yummy scrummy (of course)

Buy a packet of those sponge finger biscuites... apply a thin coat of jam (apricot is my favourite) and place in a dish....


thoroughly soak with sherry .....


then place in your serving dish and layer some pieces of tinned peach over the top


then cover this all with custard... I like thick custard so it sits firm (my mum used to make her own and that was ultra delicious but mine always curdles ... and anyway you can buy very nice custard... full of preservatives etc)


... repeat... I do this a day before as it seems to make the flavours just nice...  by the way you should check the sherry is good....


Before serving I like a layer of whisked cream with a sprinkle of crushed maltezers and toasted almond slivers... (cherries etc... whatever blows your hair back)

There you have it.... a packet of biscuits, a tin of peach slices, a box of custard, a jar of cream, and as much sherry as you like.... (PS... I have made this child friendly using orange juice - it's nice too.. but not as nice)

My needleturn project is developing.... we have some petals now.... 


..... and the bluebirds quilt is having it's binding sewn down.... I love it 


Righto, Gotto Go... leftover trifle to eat, binding to finish, scraps to sew.....

26 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love your blocks. Mmmm trifle hugs, xx

marina said...

yummo trifle..
your applique looks gorgeous, definitely more appealing the way you are doing it and I am loving those star blocks.
well done with your bluebird quilt, can't believe you are up to the binding already!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Trifle! Yum! Definitely a favourite. Your needle turn looks wonderful. Well done on that gorgeous Bluebird finish x

KERYN B said...

You really have to be careful Sherry doesn't keep like it use to what an enormous sacrifice you made trying it first. It looks GOOD..so do your quilts..

Charlie and Wendy said...

Such a pretty star quilt, love the colours you are using. Lovely applique too, hugs Wendy

Jane Galley said...

Oh wow, that applique is fabulous

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Always best to taste the drink before using for cooking! Lovely, lovely blocks Fiona!

Sandi said...

Trifle fan here, might have to give your version a taste...yum

Cheryl said...

Your star blocks are looking great Fiona. Your bluebird quilt is so lovely. You didn't waste any time finishing it - it's gorgeous. yum - love trifle. Different with maltesers on top

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love those blocks and Yummo xx

Terry said...

Pretty stars, and your trifle looks yummy! :0)

Sue B said...

Yum that trifle looks mighty good, and I love the blocks, so pretty.

Karen S said...

Lovely to see the stars coming together. And also the progress with the needleturn.
Can't wait to see the blue birds.
Trifle is till a favourite here with our family - they have never grown out of it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,love your blocks such pretty colours and boy that triffle sure sounds nice,thankyou for sharing your recipe and how exciting your blue bird quilt is nearly finished,whoo hoo.xx

sunny said...

I love your stars! And your applique project is beautiful. I need to get more practice with needle turn applique. I love the results, but not so much the process just yet.

Anthea said...

Perfect rationale there Fiona - OJ for the kids, booze for the grown-ups... that is if there was any left after your quality testing while making that dessert...

Anthea said...

oh... meant to also say, lovely progress on your Stars...

Chrissie said...

Sounds like a really nice quick fix dessert, love you blocks and your needleturn project is looking really good too xcx

Sue SA said...

Awesome petals! Hmm trifle...always reminds me of Christmas for some reason...well we are on Santa countdown in this household so it must be coming up!

Chantal said...

Charming Star is so quiet and ... well charming :) It's kind of odd to see flowers with no heart yet. Lovely work you are making as always. Ok, I'll listen to you and I'll go check the sherry :D Thanks for sharing. Mmmm

Maria said...

Hmm!! Your trifle looks delicious....
Charm Stars are growing beautifully and nice needle turn as well as lovely quilting.

Elyte said...

You have been very busy with lovely results. Great idea for the trifle. I have my special bottle of Spanish sherry, When the family has a beer before special dinners I have my sherry. And if I am cooking, one sherry and all is lost!

Josefina Martinez said...

Many thanks for rhe trifle recip.
I will try it next week-end.
Lovely blocks.

Hugs!!!

Lin said...

Your charming stars are so pretty, I love your colour combo. Trifle looks good too, I am glad you didn't use jelly as I think jelly trifle is horrid! If you add a teaspoon of cornflour to egg custard it will not curdle - Delia Smith tip. xx

Narelle said...

Oh yum!
Yummy trifle to go with all your yummy projects :o)

Marsha Cooper said...

Your Charming Stars are so pretty.

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