Friday, June 20, 2008

Individual Fruit Trifles

Any type of fresh berry can be used for this easy fruit dessert - raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries are all available frozen. Recipe serves 4.


1 jam sponge roll
4 tablespoons sweet sherry
Packet (85 g) strawberry jelly crystals
1 cup boiling water
8 ounces (250 g) frozen or fresh berries
2 tablespoons sweet sherry, extra
2 tablespoons custard powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups milk
1/2 pint (300 ml) carton thickened (double) cream


1. Arrange slices of sponge roll in 4 individual serving dishes, sprinkle 1 tablespoon sherry over sponge in each dish.
2. Dissolve jelly in boiling water, add berries (do not thaw if frozen), add extra sherry; refrigerate until partly set. Pour jelly into dishes; refrigerate.
3. Blend combined custard powder and sugar with 1/2 cup of the milk, bring remaining milk to boil, gradually stir in custard powder mixture. Stir over heat until custard boils and thickens; cover, cool to lukewarm, then pour over jelly in dishes, refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with whipped cream, and decorate with toasted flaked almonds, if desired.

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