Monday, August 16, 2010

Scotty's Bday Continued, and Summer Berry Trifle

Wow this post is long in coming, but better late than never.......
More birthday fun at the Rooster, a local restaurant in Utah. I had a hard time finding gluten free options at the Rooster, but if you aren't gluten intolerant they did have quite a few veggie noodle dishes that looked really good.
For Scottie's birthday I made him a strawberry, brownie, trifle. It seems to me theres is a reoccurring theme here, with celebrations and whip cream. I realized from the previous posts that whip cream usually makes its way into the party.

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Summer Berry Trifle

Strawberries, raspberries, really whatever berry is in season
Agave whip cream (recipe below)
Gluten Free Brownies

In a glass serving dish, layer first with the brownies, then the whip cream, and then berries. On the last layer end with whip cream and put a few berries on top for decoration. I also added some dark chocolate curls, that I made with a vegetable peeler and a dark chocolate bar. Just run the peeler along the edge of the chocolate bar, and it makes cute little curls. It looks super fancy, but takes fives seconds to do.

Agave Whip Cream

2 C heavy cream
3 T agave
1 T vanilla
In a mixer whip the cream, agave, and vanilla for 2-3 minutes until you can make peaks with the whip cream. Be careful not to overmix or you will have butter instead. When it looks like the whip cream is getting close I turn the mixer down to the lowest speed and mix it until it is done, to avoid making homemade butter!

****For sake of time, I did a gluten free boxed mix. I used the trader joe's gluten free brownies. They have decent ingredients, and are mostly starch free, but the best part is they taste good. If you want to make this trifle even better make these brownies. Gluten Free Brownies


  1. Looks so yummy! Will have to try it sometime! So sorry we were in such a hurry when we saw you yesterday--if you ever want to head to the park, let me know. We ended up there after VT and had a great time. And thanks for the tip on Grain Mix--I've been looking at their website and need to place an order soon!

  2. Yes Isaiah and I would LOVE to go to the park with you. Knock on our door on the way over and we will come with if we are home. It is getting less hot and would be perfect for going to park in the afternoons.
    You should place an order with grain mix everything she has is good quality.