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  • Bite Sized Trifles


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    Sometimes you just need a small dainty pud after a huge Christmas lunch. These tiny trifles add a delicious sweet finish that look stunning. A modern twist on an old favourite.Bite Sized Trifles

    Bite Sized Trifles

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Serving Size: 8

    Chilling time: 3-4 hours


    • 175g / 5oz blackberries
    • 3 tbsp caster sugar
    • 3 tbsp water
    • 2 trifle sponges
    • 4 tbsp sweet sherry
    • 2 x 140 g pots readymade longlife custard
    • Grated rind ½ small orange
    • 150ml / ¼pint double cream
    • 8 small blackberries and a few crushed sugared almonds to decorate, optional


    1. Add the blackberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes then leave to cool.
    2. Cut the trifle sponges into tiny cubes & divide between the bases of 8 small 100 ml (3½ fl oz) liqueur glasses then spoon over the sherry. Divide the blackberries and cooking juices between glasses & use the back of a spoon to create and even layer
    3. Mix the custard with the orange rind then spoon over the blackberries. Softly whip the cream and spoon over the custard. Decorate each glass with a blackberry and some roughly crushed sugared almonds if liked.

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