Happy Mother’s Day – WENDY’S FABULOUS CHEESECAKE TRIFLE

Sunday is Mother’s Day and I know that many of you will be celebrating it in style with your mom, wife, sisters, aunts and other female family members, relatives and friends, who are a mother whether biological, foster (through adoption), spiritual, or otherwise. Even those who are not a mother, but have in some point in their lives been motherly to their nieces, nephews, friends children and even perfect strangers kids.  Never take your mother for granted, because you can only have one mother. Let us celebrate mother’s day with a bang, and what a better way than to celebrate that special day, than with food, for what else besides love and family brings others together than food.

Today I am celebrating Mother’s Day, with great tasting recipes and who can I think of that does it better, than my friend, Wendy Rahamut.

WENDY’S FABULOUS CHEESECAKE TRIFLE

1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
5 tbs dark rum (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb cream cheese cut into pieces
11/2 cups whipping cream
20 Italian lady finger biscuits or one 12oz butterless sponge cake cut into 3inch by one inch pieces
1 28-oz can peaches, chopped, and drained, save peach juice
1 cup peach juice
1/2 cup toasted almonds
Cherries to garnish

 

Place egg yolks with sugar into a double boiler, and over gently simmering water beat until thick and warm. Place into mixing bowl and with an electric continue beating, add cream cheese and continue beating just until smooth.
Beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Line the base of a glass dish with ladyfingers, sprinkle with juice/rum mixture or coffee or dip ladyfingers into juice and arrange at the bottom of your dish.
Top with half the cream cheese mixture, then with some peaches. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and cream cheese mixture and peaches.
Sprinkle on the toasted almonds, garnish with cherries and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
For more of her great tasting recipes, you can contact her at: rahamut@gmail.com or check out her website at: http://www.wendyrahamut.com

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