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Fruit Trifle

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This trifle recipe is perfect if you are looking for an idea for dessert. You can wow your guests with individual desserts which can be personalised. Or if you just feel like being creative then making a trifle is a great way to do this. The 60 minutes preparation time includes some of the refrigeration time. Some extra time may be required.



individual trifle portions


Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

Jelly mixture
Custard powder
1 pint milk
1 fruit cocktail can
300ml double cream
Decoration toppings (chocolate sprinkles, berries, edible glitter etc)



ingredients for fruit trifle


Method
For this recipe 227g of fruit cocktail was used. You can use more or even use fresh fruit instead, it depends on choice and convenience. Drain the contents of the can by using a strainer, ensure all the juice has drained, a paper towel can be used to soak up any excess liquid.



individual trifle portions
Place a bowl under the strainer and let it strain whilst you prepare the jelly


The instructions for preparing jelly vary from mixture to mixture, its best to check the back of the pack. This mixture required the crystals to be mixed with 400ml of boiling water.



making jelly in a jug
Remember to mix well


Let the jelly mixture cool for a minute, keep stirring it every now and then.

Evenly distribute the fruit into the chosen serving glasses. If you have leftover sponge cake then small pieces can also be added with the fruit. Pour the jelly mixture evenly in the glasses.



making jelly in a jug
Take care that the jelly mixture isn't too hot or the glass may crack


Let that cool for 5 minutes, then pop them in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

The next step after the jelly has cooled is to make the custard. Again each custard powder brand will have its own instructions, some require hot water whilst others are made with fresh milk. This particular one required 1 pint of milk and 2 tbsp of sugar. A paste was made using the custard powder, sugar and a little bit of milk.




milk sugar and custard powder




milk sugar and custard powder
This is what it should look like


Heat the milk stirring occasionally. When it starts to boil slowly pour in the custard paste. At this point constant stirring will be required to avoid lumps. Once the mixture is boiling turn off the heat.



milk sugar and custard powder


Pour the custard into a jug and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then pour the custard on to the jelly from the fridge. Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Put them in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.



jelly and custard in a glass


Whisk 300ml of double cream. Using a piping bag distribute the cream evenly.

Decorate the topping with your chosen ingredients.



individual trifle portions


Refrigerate for at least another 20 minutes then serve and enjoy.

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#Desserts
#Trifle
#Fruit Desserts
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