So there's something you should know about me: I'm a terrible baker. Like, really bad. Cooking is probably one of my favorite activities, because it's a creative endeavor where I'm tasting food, throwing in a spice here and a sauce there at my heart's content, doing whatever I want to create something delicious. You can't really do that with baking; you have to follow the instructions exactly or else things will go horribly, irreversably wrong. Such is the case with me and baking about 99% of the the time.
Saturday was no different. I thought I'd make red velvet brownies. I looked up a recipe, threw some ingredients together and stuck them in the oven. Surprise surprise, they fell in almost immediately after removing them from the oven. They didn't taste terrible, but the collapsed brownies looked really unsightly. Thus the idea for a brownie trifle was born:
For the brownies:
For the trifle:
Step One: Make the Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 F°. Spray an 8x8 inch square pan with cooking spray or grease with canola oil.
Step Two: Chop up the Brownies into Bite Sized Pieces
Step Three: Build your trifle.
Start by taking a champagne glass and tossing in a few brownie chunks. Using a small wooden spoon or a pestle, press the brownie chunks into the bottom of the champagne glass. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Add a layer of strawberry or raspberry chunks (or both at once.)
Continue layering fruit, brownie, and whipped cream until finishing with the cream at the top. Garnish as desired.
Step Four: Enjoy the heck out of them. I may have eaten two.
This is a fun, romantic, totally delicious desert which is perfect for valentines day. I'm sure your sweetheart will love it. Mine did!