Monday, December 28, 2009

Magazine Monday #59: Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle (Solstice Dessert!)

Finally, a week after the fact, I present to you the dessert I made for this year's Solstice meal, and let me tell you, this is a doozy! I knew the moment I saw it in the November (and final) issue of Gourmet Magazine, that I had to make this. It was just too good to pass up.

And boy was I right! This was an incredible concoction. And pretty simple to make. You can find the original recipe here.

The only change I made to the recipe was that, for the gingerbread cake, I used about 1/4 cup of chopped ginger in syrup that came in Jodi's parcel, and I reduced the ground ginger to about 1 tsp. It was a good call; the chopped ginger really added a lot of flavour to the cake. In the end, however, it wasn't the greatest gingerbread I've ever had, but since it was going in a trifle, it didn't matter as much.

The pumpkin mousse was fabulous and easy to make. In fact, in general, this was a very easy dessert to put together, and very light. I would definitely make this again!

As it happened, it didn't all get eaten on Solstice, so guess what I had for breakfast the following three mornings? Yep. And it makes an awesome breaky, too, I must say!

17 comments:

Captain Karen said...

Mmmmm, trifle.... pumpking and gingerbread? What a delicious combination.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow, it looks so majestic. That last issue of Gourmet seemed to have the best recipes.

A Year on the Grill said...

This sounds amazing... Funny you are eating that for breakfast, I am eating leftover onion bread pudding from your earlier post. Can not tell you how much I enjoyed that (well, i will as i plan to blog it today)

Cathy said...

oooooooh wow....I love pumpkin and I love gingerbread. I don't think I would share this dessert with anyone.

Pierce said...

That is pretty...when I first saw the photo I thought it was tiramasu.

girlichef said...

Oh, is that a load of crystallized ginger on the top...yum!!! Sounds and looks awesome :)

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I have two words for you: WOW and Impressive! :-)

A Year on the Grill said...

Come take a look... I loved your bread pudding from a few days ago, and it fit right in to a lifestyle change I have been wanting to do...

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-years-resolutions-started-yesterday.html

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That trifle is very original! I love the choice of ingredients!

Cheers,

Rosa

tamilyn said...

Am I the only one to see a "face" in your trifle dish?

I bet the flavors were amazing together.

"cheaw" is the word verification-kinda funny!

Wandering Coyote said...

Tamilyn: Actually, now that you point it out, I can see a face, too!

Bob said...

Awesome. That must be a great breakfast! :D

creampuff said...

I'd eat that for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Lovely!

Debbie said...

wow...that looks so pretty and mouth watering... :)

Megan said...

What a wonderful looking dessert! Oh yea, I can see this as a breakfast. Hope you have a Hapy New Year! :)

Megan said...

What a wonderful looking dessert! Oh yea, I can see this as a breakfast. Hope you have a Hapy New Year! :)

Jannett said...

Sounds like a wonderful combination. :)

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