Traditional English Sherry Trifle - Strictly for the Grown Ups! Recipe

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  1. Split the sponges in half then spread each half thinly with raspberry jam.
  2. Sandwich each half back together and cut into quarters.
  3. Place in the base of three and a half pint (2 litre) glass trifle bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the sherry over the sponges and spoon over the partially thawed raspberries and their juice.
  5. Roughly crush the ratafia biscuits and sprinkle over the raspberries.
  6. Chill for 3-4 hours.
  7. Place the milk and vanilla pod in a small pan and slowly bring to just below boiling point.
  8. Transfer to a heatproof jug and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the vanilla pod from the milk.
  10. Place the egg yolks, cornflour and sugar in a bowl and whisk together.
  11. Whisk in the milk, then strain the liquid back into the rinsed pan through a fine sieve.
  12. Cook over a gentle heat , stirring constantly until the custard starts to thicken, being careful not to allow to boil.
  13. Cook gently for two minutes unit the custard is a thick pouring consistency.
  14. Quickly pour the custard into a cold bowl to prevent further cooking.
  15. Sprinkle the surface with a thin coating of caster sugar to prevent a skin forming.
  16. Set aside and leave to cool.
  17. Spoon the cold custard onto the raspberries in the trifle bowl, spreading to the edges with a palette knife.
  18. Gently whip the cream until it nearly holds its shape, then spoon three quarters of it on top of the custard and carefully spread to the sides of the bowl.
  19. Whip the remaining cream until it holds it shape.
  20. Pipe swirls of cream around the top of the bowl and decorate with flaked almonds and cherries, silver dragees or raspberries.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3061.34 Kcal (12817 kJ)
Calories from fat 1502.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 166.93g 257%
Cholesterol 1063.77mg 355%
Sodium 670.97mg 28%
Potassium 2117.66mg 45%
Total Carbs 303.07g 101%
Sugars 218.49g 874%
Dietary Fiber 24.24g 97%
Protein 67.86g 136%
Vitamin C 61.4mg 102%
Iron 8.6mg 48%
Calcium 1129.4mg 113%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.88 Kcal (745 kJ)
Calories from fat 87.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 257%
Cholesterol 61.81mg 355%
Sodium 38.99mg 28%
Potassium 123.05mg 45%
Total Carbs 17.61g 101%
Sugars 12.7g 874%
Dietary Fiber 1.41g 97%
Protein 3.94g 136%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 102%
Iron 0.5mg 48%
Calcium 65.6mg 113%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 74.3
  • 80

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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