I have been unbelievable busy and have had no time left over for writing recipes. I went to the Arabella Sheraton on Wednesday night for cocktails and canapes, Hoopenburg wine farm on Thursday for wine tasting and the list goes on...hmmm...what a hard life I seem to have! Who else gets to do these things, for work purposes and all expenses paid? But after an early night last night I am feeling relatively refreshed and ready for work. Today at work I made 72 trifles. So with that in mind I penned this recipe. I realise that trifle is not to everyone's taste (certainly not mine after today) so take it or leave it!
Serves 72 (just joking... serves 4)
4 Lammingtons or similar sponge cake type thing
sherry to taste
500ml custard (preferably homemade but Ultramel will do)
400g berries (if using frozen, defrost first)
250ml cream, whipped and flavoured with a little vanilla and sugar
Slice the Lammingtons and place a layer at the bottom of 4 wine glasses. Drizzle a little sherry over each. Layer the custard and berries and more sponge until the glass is about 2/3 full. In the micro melt the chocolate and 100ml cream together to make a chocolate sauce. Toast the almonds lightly in the oven. Top up the glasses with the whipped cream and decorate the top with the almonds and chocolate sauce. You can use the chocolate sauce in the layers if it takes your fancy. In fact, you can, pretty much, include anything that you like. I have used Nutella and finger biscuits soaked in coffee for a kind of tiramisu. You can substitute the berries with jam for a budget version, just use your imagination and create your own personal style including all the things that you love!