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My mother made a great trifle, my sister made her additions, I made mine, this is it. This may not be the "real" way to make trifle, but it's been our family way for as long as I can remember. This is super quick to assemble if you don't make the custard yourself (sorry mum).

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 0

Total Time : 10


Serves 8

  • 2 (85 g) fruit flavored gelatin, your choice of flavour (jelly crystals)

  • 400g jam rolls, cut into 1cm slices

  • 3tablespoons orange liqueur (or port, sherry or juice)

  • 440g fruit salad, drained

  • 2cups custard, I used a thick commercial one

  • 2cups whipped cream


  • 01

    Make up the two jellies according to packet directions: allow to chill and set.

  • 02

    Line a decorative glass bowl with the slices of jam roll.

  • 03

    Sprinkle the jam roll slices with the liqueur.

  • 04

    Spread the fruit over this.

  • 05

    Spread the custard evenly over this.

  • 06

    Spread the cream over this.

  • 07

    Take a fork and break up the jelly. Arrange it attractively over the cream.

  • 08

    Allow to chill a few hours before serving to let the flavour develop.



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