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I made Rachel Green's meat trifle using the official 'Friends' cookbook recipe, and it was surprisingly good

INSIDER Logo By rhosie@insider.com (Rachel Hosie) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 18:  The recently released 'Official Friends Cookbook' contains a recipe for Rachel's famous meat trifle. It's inspired by the one from the hit sitcom rather than being exactly the same, with candied bacon instead of "beef sautéed with peas and onions." I made the trifle myself and wasn't expecting to love it, but I was pleasantly surprised.  It was really tasty and I'd definitely make it again. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In news that has delighted "Friends" fans the world over, an official cookbook filled with recipes inspired by the beloved sitcom is being released on September 22.And when it comes to iconic foods from the series, it's hard to top Rachel's notorious meat trifle."It's a trifle," she said of her Thanksgiving dessert. "It's got all these layers. First, there's a layer of ladyfingers, then jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers."Then beef sautéed with peas and onions, then a little bit more custard, then bananas and then I put whipped cream on top."Poor Rachel was not supposed to put meat in the trifle, but the pages of the cookbook were stuck together so she made half an English trifle and half a shepherd's pie. Slightly disappointingly, depending on your viewpoint, the recipe in "The Official 'Friends' Cookbook" features no beef sautéed with peas and onions. It's a trifle inspired by Rachel's, in that it includes meat in the form of bacon, but it's not the one from the series.I love trifle normally, but this one, with candied bacon and a lemon cream, is far from classic. I appreciate a salty-sweet mish-mash but wasn't expecting huge things from this recipe — however, I was pleasantly surprised. It was good!Read the original article on Insider

I made Rachel Green's meat trifle using the official 'Friends' cookbook recipe, and it was surprisingly good

  • The recently released 'Official Friends Cookbook' contains a recipe for Rachel's famous meat trifle.
  • It's inspired by the one from the hit sitcom rather than being exactly the same, with candied bacon instead of "beef sautéed with peas and onions."
  • I made the trifle myself and wasn't expecting to love it, but I was pleasantly surprised. 
  • It was really tasty and I'd definitely make it again.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

In news that has delighted "Friends" fans the world over, an official cookbook filled with recipes inspired by the beloved sitcom is being released on September 22.

And when it comes to iconic foods from the series, it's hard to top Rachel's notorious meat trifle.

"It's a trifle," she said of her Thanksgiving dessert. "It's got all these layers. First, there's a layer of ladyfingers, then jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers.

"Then beef sautéed with peas and onions, then a little bit more custard, then bananas and then I put whipped cream on top."

Poor Rachel was not supposed to put meat in the trifle, but the pages of the cookbook were stuck together so she made half an English trifle and half a shepherd's pie. 

Slightly disappointingly, depending on your viewpoint, the recipe in "The Official 'Friends' Cookbook" features no beef sautéed with peas and onions. It's a trifle inspired by Rachel's, in that it includes meat in the form of bacon, but it's not the one from the series.

I love trifle normally, but this one, with candied bacon and a lemon cream, is far from classic. I appreciate a salty-sweet mish-mash but wasn't expecting huge things from this recipe — however, I was pleasantly surprised. It was good!

Read the original article on Insider
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