Caramel Banana Trifle
Pretty to look at and deliciously sweet to eat, trifles are a festive treat that are now de riguer desserts, especially with an easy recipie like this one. Caramel and banana add a natural sweetness to these light and fluffy layers.
Light caramel sauce, oven roasted bananas, milk custard and nuts.
Mix the caramel sauce and half of the cream. Whisk until completely smooth.
Using a hand mixer, beat sugar, vanilla and remaining cream for about 5 minutes until soft peaks form. Do not over mix or the cream will split.
Break the ladyfinger biscuits in half and lightly dip into the coffee. In a glass cup, assemble the trifle. Begin with a layer of dipped ladyfinger biscuits, followed by the slices of microwave oven-roasted bananas, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a layer of whipped cream. Repeat the layering procedure until glass is full.
Top the trifle with whipped cream and a slice of banana, then sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Tips: To make roasted bananas, preheat the microwave oven by pressing OVEN once, turn the dial to 180°C, and press START/SET. Cut bananas in thick slices and arrange in a baking tray. Roast in the microwave oven for 5 minutes.