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  • I'm about to make a trifle.

  • A favourite of Lord Braybrooke.

  • The secret to a good trifle

  • is to make it look fabulous

  • and not to skimp on the alcohol.

  • For this recipe, you will need:

  • Leftover sponge cake.

  • Sponge biscuits.

  • Brandy.

  • Jam.

  • Sherry.

  • Crystalized ginger.

  • Custard.

  • Almonds.

  • Whipping cream.

  • Caster sugar.

  • And for the decoration,

  • almonds,

  • angelica,

  • and edible flowers.

  • Cut your sponge into slices.

  • This is an excellent recipe

  • for using up left over sponge cake.

  • This is a fatless sponge.

  • And it's crust has an extra crunch

  • because when I made it

  • I lined the tin with butter

  • and then sprinkled it with fine sugar.

  • It makes it an excellent cake for using in trifle.

  • Line a glass bowl

  • with the sponge cake

  • and than pour on the brandy.

  • Now spread on some jam.

  • Any flavour will do

  • this is the housekeeper

  • Mrs Warwick's finest strawberry jam.

  • She made it last year

  • it is very good.

  • Once you've chopped your crystallised ginger,

  • or fruit, layer it on evenly

  • and then add biscuits.

  • These are sponge biscuits,

  • but you could use macaroons

  • or ratafia biscuits.

  • make a nice layer of these

  • and then pour on the sherry.

  • Leave it to soak for ten to fifteen minutes.

  • Next if you haven't already,

  • make some custard.

  • Add two sheets of gelatine,

  • or two tablespoons of corn flour

  • to make it set properly.

  • I'm then going to add some almonds

  • to make it even thicker

  • Then layer it on to your trifle.

  • There are many, many different recipes for trifle.

  • Some that are easy that contain packet custard

  • and tinned fruit

  • the not very good ones.

  • And others, like this,

  • for the carefully put together.

  • Next start whipping your cream.

  • Once you've whisked the cream

  • add in a little sugar then you can pipe it.

  • Building it up layer by layer

  • until you've got quite a lot of height.

  • And there you are.

  • Now it's ready for decoration.

  • for the decorationsI have used a variety of

  • candied fruit and candied edible flowers.

  • Be very careful when choosing flowers

  • to decorate dishes such as this

  • you must make sure they're edible.

  • So here we have some wild violets,

  • and we have some cowslips.

  • I've also put on some

  • angelica and some candied ginger.

  • The candied flowers are

  • primulas,

  • primroses,

  • and here the very last

  • candied pansy.

  • And there we are.

  • Trifle as eaten at Audley End House.

I'm about to make a trifle.

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How to Make Trifle - The Victorian Way

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    ally.chang posted on 2020/03/10
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