Desserts & Baking

Gooseberry cream vanilla sponge trifle with singed meringue caps

20 minutes
2 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Hartenberg Riesling

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  • 1½ cups cream
  • 250 g gooseberries, roughly chopped
  • 2 T icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 1 x 310 g Madeira cake, crumbled
  • 2 free-range egg whites
  • 110 g caster sugar

Preheat the grill to maximum. Whip the cream until soft peaks form, then fold in the gooseberries and sift in the icing sugar.

Alternately layer the crumbled Madeira loaf and spoonfuls of the gooseberry cream into four small glasses.

Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then slowly whisk in the caster sugar until the mixture is glossy.

Spoon generous dollops of the meringue mixture onto the top of the dessert and arrange on a baking tray. Pop under the grill for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the meringue peaks are singed.

Serve immediately with a good dusting of icing sugar.

Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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