Sherry trifle

Sherry trifle

This easy trifle recipe has all the classic components - madeira cake, raspberry jam, double cream and a proper thick custard. Add a few tablespoons of sweet sherry and you have a gorgeous grown-up dessert, perfect for festive entertaining.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Spread a little jam on each slice of cake. Arrange on the bottom of a glass dish. Spoon over the raspberries and squish down a little with a fork then sprinkle over the sherry. Put the custard powder and sugar into a bowl and mix in 2 tbsp of the milk. Heat the rest of the milk then gradually pour over the powder, mixing all the time. Return to the pan and simmer for a few minutes until thickened.
  2. Step 2

    Leave custard to cool to room temperature then spoon over the raspberries. Chill for 30 minutes. Softly whip the cream and dollop over the custard. Scatter over the almonds and raspberries then chill for an hour before serving.