Recipe: Easter Trifle

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This delicious trifle full of fruits and liqueur serves six although it’s almost too good to share


  • 15 oz. (425g) can black cherries, drained and pitted
  • one and a quarter pints (750 ml) fresh milk
  • 7 fl. oz. double cream, whipped
  • 4 tbsp. cherry brandy
  • 4 tbsp black cherry jam
  • 5 oz. (150g) Madeira cake, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 chocolate flake, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) custard powder
  • 1 oz. (25g) caster sugar
  • walnut halves and mini Easter eggs to decorate
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Spread 4 slices of the Madeira cake with jam then sandwich together wit the remaining slices
    2. cut into cubes and place in a trifle dish
    3. Sprinkle with the cherry brandy
    4. Top with chocolate flake and cherries
    5. Mix the custard powder with the sugar and a little milk
    6. Heat remaining milk until it boils then stir in the custard powder and cook until it thickens, stirring continuously
    7. Leave the custard to cool then pour gently over the trifle
    8. Top with the cream then decorate with walnut halves and mini Easter eggs


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