Traditional trifle with home-made plum jelly

Traditional trifle with home-made plum jelly

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  • 6 to 8
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes, plus chilling tim
  • 25 minutes
  • Graham Beck Rhona White Muscadel 2008
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  • 1 strawberry-jam filled Swiss roll, sliced
  • 2 cups cream, whipped
  • Silver sugar balls, to garnish
  • White chocolate curls, to garnish
  • For the plum jelly
  • 12 plums, halved
  • 3½ cups cranberry juice
  • 60 g sugar
  • 4 gelatine leaves
  • ½ cup Cointreau liqueur
  • For the custard
  • 3 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 50 g sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk

Cooking Instructions

To make the plum jelly:
To a saucepan over a medium to high heat, add the plums and cranberry juice. Add the sugar and simmer until the plums are tender and cooked.
Soften the gelatine leaves in cool water for 5 minutes. Squeeze out any excess liquid and add to the poached plums, along with the Cointreau.
Pour into a trifle mould and chill until set.

To make the custard:
Pour the eggs into the same pan over a medium heat, then add the remaining ingredients. Stir continuously until the custard begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and cool.

To serve: Top the plum jelly with thick slices of Swiss roll, the vanilla custard and the whipped cream. Garnish with silver sugar balls and white chocolate curls.

Cook’s note:
To make the chocolate curls, melt white chocolate onto the back of a baking tray and chill until set. Run the blade of a knife along the melted chocolate to create delicate curls.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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