Raspberry, Sherry & Amaretto Trifle

A wonderfully flavoured trifle that’s perfect for the Christmas break

Raspberry Sherry Amaretto TrifleSuitable for vegetarians
Serves 8
Time 35 mins plus cooling
Per portion: 442 kcals
30g fat (13.4g saturated)

4 trifle sponges
4 tbsp raspberry jam
150ml (¼ pint) sherry
3 tbsp amaretto liqueur (optional)
50g (2oz) ground almonds
50g (2oz) amaretti biscuits, crumbled
225g (8oz) frozen raspberries, thawed
4 egg yolks
50g (2oz) caster sugar
15g (½oz) cornflour
450ml (¾ pint) milk
300ml (½ pint) double cream
Toasted almonds to decorate

1 Halve trifle sponges and sandwich with jam. Cut each into 4 and arrange in a trifle dish.

2 Pour over sherry and 1 tbsp amaretto. Sprinkle with 25g (1oz) ground almonds and crumbled amaretti biscuits.

3 Reserve a few raspberries for decoration and place remainder in dish.

4 Blend yolks, sugar and cornflour with 1 tbsp milk. Heat remaining milk in a saucepan. When hot, blend in cornflour mixture and heat gently until thickened, stirring.

5 Remove from heat and stir in remaining liqueur, ground almonds and 3 tbsp cream. Pour over raspberries, then leave to cool.

6 Whip remaining cream until softly stiff. Decorate with whirls of cream, almonds and reserved raspberries.

Recipe taken from Dairy Book of Home Cookery which is available from the Dairy Diary store.

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