Sunday trifle

    2 hours 25 min

    This is my version of traditional trifle without using jelly. We used to have this nearly every Sunday for dessert when I was growing up. It includes a fresh custard recipe but you could use supermarket prepared custard or make it with powder.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 5 trifle sponge cakes
    • 5 tablespoons raspberry jam, or as needed
    • 200g punnet fresh raspberries, or more if preferred
    • 2 (284 ml) cartons double cream
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 30g (1oz) caster sugar
    • 60g (2oz) toasted flaked almonds.

    Prep:1hr10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. Spread raspberry jam onto each piece of sponge cake.
    2. Then break the sponge cakes into pieces and place in bottom of large glass bowl.
    3. Sprinkle over the fresh raspberries.
    4. Next make a custard by gently heating ONE carton of double cream in a small saucepan.
    5. While the cream is heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl until golden yellow and smooth, then strain into clean bowl.
    6. Now pour the warm cream into it, and stir like billyo! Return custard to saucepan on a low heat and stir gently while it thickens. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon - then remove it from the heat and leave to cool down.
    7. Pour the cooled custard over the sponge cakes. Whip the other carton of cream, but not too stiffly, and spread over the custard.
    8. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds, and chill for a couple of hours before scoffing!

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    This is a trifle for grown-ups! I did use bought custard just to save time but we all loved the fresh raspberries. I made it for dessert today.  -  31 Aug 2008


    I dont think this picture goes with the ingredients!Its strawberries and bananas used, cant see any flaked almonds either, will include whats in the picture I think and go by the instruction, had anyone else noticed that before they wrote a review??  -  13 Feb 2012


    what a recipe FANTASTIC.  -  10 Oct 2008