In Search of Perfection: Season 2, Episode 8

Trifle (18 Dec. 2007)

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In his search for the perfect trifle, Heston goes through the development of the dish within British history. He believes the key ingredient will be the perfect sherry. As the base layer, ... See full summary »

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Heston Blumenthal ...
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Ivan Day ...
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Ignacio Lopez de Carrizosa ...
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James 'Jocky' Petrie ...
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Jon Prinz ...
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In his search for the perfect trifle, Heston goes through the development of the dish within British history. He believes the key ingredient will be the perfect sherry. As the base layer, he needs to make a classic syllabub, which will be absorbed by regular ladyfinger sponges with a few amaretti biscuits for additional flavor. The second layer - the macerated strawberry fruit layer - is given an unusual component of a sweetened black olive paste. For texture, there are two crunchy layers, first a caraway almond biscuit, and a later layer of crystallized puff pastry. For the intervening creamy layers, he wants to create something as light as possible, and tests various methods of thickening them to keep them light, to not add any off flavors, and to keep them creamy. For fun, he visit a scientist friend to determine how people sense various textures in their mouth, the results from which will influence how Heston layers the trifle and prepares the creamy layers. For the custard, he ... Written by Huggo

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