Truly Terrific Trifle

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Leftovers!

Trifle is always a family favourite and reminds me of my childhood.

5 from 1 vote

Truly Terrific Trifle

Add chocolate cake and chocolate custard and this dessert is definitely a winner.
Servings 8 portions
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

For the custard

  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 200 gr caster sugar
  • 40 gr cornflour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100 gr dark chocolate chopped finely

For the whipped cream

  • 450 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

Chocolate for grating and chocolates for decoration.

    Instructions

    • Begin by making the custard.
      Place the milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
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    • In the meantime, place the caster sugar, vanilla bean paste, eggs and cornflour into a bowl and whisk together.
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    • Once bubbles start to appear in the milk, turn off the heat.
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    • Add a ladle of the hot milk to the egg mixture and whisk well, then add a second ladle and whisk again.
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    • Pour the remaining milk into the eggs and whisk well then return to the pan over a medium heat stirring until it has thickened.
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    • Once thickened stir in the chopped chocolate and stir until melted and combined and smooth.
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    • Pour into a bowl and cover with clingfilm ensuring the film sits on top of the custard to prevent a skin forming.
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    • Place in the fridge to chill for a few hours.
    • Whisk the cream and sugar until it forms soft peaks then chill until ready to use.
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    • Slice the swiss roll into 8-10 slices.
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    • Place them upright around the edges of the trifle dish and along the base of the dish.
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    • Spread a layer of the chocolate custard on top of the sponge followed by a layer of the whipped cream.
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    • Add a second layer of sliced swiss roll but flat layers then top again with the custard and finally a deep layer of the whipped cream.
    • Grate over chocolate and decorate with individual chocolates.
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    • Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

    (You can make this a Tiramisu trifle by soaking the sponge in Amaretto and espresso and adding baileys into the custard)

      Course: Dessert
      Cuisine: British
      Keyword: Leftovers, Quick & Easy, trifle

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      recipe from the theme Loved Leftovers

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      1. Marica Bolaitamana says:

        So yummy

        1. Julie Neville Author says:

          I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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