fruitSweet, creamy, with the added textures of fruit and sponge, a trifle is an ideal finish to any meal.

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 Ingredients

1 Serve

2 Serves

 Mixed berries

½  cup

1 cup

 Strawberries

4

8

 Sugar

½ T

1 T

 Dessert wine or orange juice

1 T

2 T

 Unfilled sponge*

1 small

1 small

 Vanilla custard or vanilla yoghurt

¾ cup

1 cup

 Slivered almonds, toasted

1 T

2 T

 Whipped cream (optional)

2 T

¼ cup

* Freeze any leftover unfilled sponge.

 

Method

  1. Use a fork to lightly mash berries.
  2. Leave 1 strawberry for the top of each trifle. Slice the remaining strawberries and add to the mashed berries.
  3. Add sugar and wine/juice to the berries and mix well.
  4. Cut sponge horizontally in half to make it thinner. Use a pastry cutter to cut 2 circles of sponge to fit a tall glass.
  5. Place ⅓ of the berry mixture in the bottom of a glass.
  6. Top with a layer of sponge, press down firmly.
  7. Spoon ⅓ of the berries over the sponge.
  8. Pour half the custard over the berries.
  9. Top with a second layer of sponge.
  10. Spoon remaining berries over the sponge.
  11. Pour over remaining custard.
  12. Garnish with whipped cream, remaining strawberry and toasted almonds.
  13. Cover glass with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre