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Passionfruit, lime and coconut trifle


You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

1 kg thick plain yoghurt 200 gm double cream 120 gm raw caster sugar 100 ml coconut liqueur, to serve 200 ml passionfruit pulp   Lime and mint jelly 660 gm (3 cups) caster sugar 220 ml lime juice, strained 1½ cups (firmly packed) mint 5 gelatine leaves (titanium strength), softened in cold water for 5 minutes   Coconut cake 220 gm plain flour 220 gm raw caster sugar 70 gm finely grated fresh coconut Finely grated rind of 3 limes 1½ tsp baking powder 200 ml coconut milk 125 gm butter, melted and cooled 2 eggs 70 ml lime juice

Method

  • 01
  • Spoon yoghurt into a fine sieve placed over a deep bowl and refrigerate overnight to drain (discard liquid).
  • 02
  • For lime and mint jelly, combine sugar and 450ml water in a saucepan and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and cool, then stir in lime juice. Meanwhile, blanch mint until just wilted (10 seconds), refresh, then squeeze out any excess liquid. Transfer to a food processor, add 160ml lime syrup and process until puréed. Stir through remaining lime syrup then strain through a muslin-lined sieve (discard solids). Heat 250ml lime-mint syrup in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Squeeze excess water from gelatine, add to pan and stir to dissolve. Stir into remaining lime-mint syrup, transfer to a 1.5-litre container and refrigerate until set (3-4 hours).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, for coconut cake, preheat oven to 180C. Combine flour, sugar, coconut, lime rind and baking powder in a bowl and mix to combine. Add coconut milk, butter and eggs, stir to combine, then stir in lime juice. Spread into a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan lined with baking paper and bake until cake is light golden and centre springs back when lightly pressed (40-45 minutes). Cool completely and store wrapped in plastic wrap until required.
  • 04
  • Transfer yoghurt to a bowl, add cream and sugar and whisk to combine.
  • 05
  • Spoon lime and mint jelly into ten 250ml glasses, coarsely crumble over coconut cake and drizzle with a little coconut liqueur. Spoon over yoghurt mixture, then passionfruit pulp, then repeat, finishing with passionfruit pulp. Refrigerate until required.

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  • Serves 10 people
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  • Serves 10 people

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