Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Summer Trifle

My dad loves trifle so when I was thinking of something to make for dessert on New Year's Eve I settled on a trifle ... then I just needed to decide what type.  This is what I came up with.

Ingredients:

1pkt lemon jelly
1 plain sponge (we just used the supermarket plain sponge)
2tbs sherry
2 tbs orange juice
1 mango
200ml cream

For the custard:
2tbs corn flour
2tbs sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk

Make the jelly according to the instructions on the packet then refrigerate until it starts to set around the edges (about 2 hrs). Cut the sponge into 2cm thick slices and line the bottom and about 3/4 up the sides of a glass bowl with them. Mix the sherry and orange juice and pour over them sponge. Put the mango on top of the sponge, filling the hole.

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Once the jelly is starting to set, pour it over the mango and put back in the fridge to set. Meanwhile, make the custard. You could use ready made but if you want to make it yourself, whisk the egg yolks, corn flour and sugar in a microwave jug. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly. Heat on high in short bursts until the custard bubbles and thickens (usually a total of about 5mins) If your impatient like me and you heat it for a bit long at any stage so you end up with lumps, don't worry, you can use a stick mixer to get rid of them. Mum never gets lumps cooking in the microwave but she's careful ... me, not so much. Let the custard cool.

Once the jelly is set you can layer the custard over the top. Then pipe some whipped cream on the top and you're done. Grandpa added the lolly to the top to decorate which looks a bit bizarre I know but entertained the kids for about 10 seconds.

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The combination of lemon jelly and mango makes this a really fresh, summer dessert. Yummy, especially the next day ... if any lasts that long.

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