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How to make a trifle

sherry trifle

A trifle is a delicious and wondrous thing.  It contains custard, sherry, fruit and jelly.  The following trifle is a store cupboard trifle, so you don’t have to make your own custard or chop the fruit.   This trifle is so very tasty and very quick to construct.



A packet of trifle sponges – available from most supermarkets in the baking isle

One packet of strawberry or raspberry jelly

In addition, a tin of peaches, fruit cocktail (this is best) or raspberries (drain and mix the juice into the jelly)

Sherry is important to make this trifle delicious – preferably sweet – add about 3 tablespoons

Ready made custard is creamy and delicious and saves a lot of effort

Some flaked almonds (about a handful)

A couple of dessert spoonfuls of strawberry or raspberry jam


Place the sponges in the bottom of a large bowl – it is up to you how many you use but break them up a bit

Slosh on about 3 tablespoons of the sherry and let this soak into the sponge

In addition, add a couple of dessertspoons of the jam and spread over the sponge mixture

Now you need to drain the fruit from its juice and add to the bowl


Jelly is next – boil a kettle and make the jelly from the instructions on the packet, using the juice from the tin of fruit as part of the cold water

When the jelly has cooled add it to the mixture

Place everything in the bowl to set in the fridge

Finally, add the custard on top,how about piping some cream in splodges on the top of the custard?

Sprinkle with a handful of flaked almonds.  Leave in the fridge until ready to serve



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