Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Ginger and Orange Trifle




What is Christmas and New Year's holiday without a trifle? or any holiday celebration for that matter!

Every year I prepare a trifle and every year it has to be this one! The recipe is so simple - more a matter of opening packets and assembling than a real recipe and frankly anyone can make it - I think this is the one recipe I get asked for the most and everyone always loves it.....

I originally made this dessert over 20 years ago and occasionally I have tried to 'ring the changes' and make different ones - i.e. raspberry and vanilla sponge, or blackcurrant with chocolate cake and even a lemon & lime one but we always go back to the ginger and orange .....it's become a tradition and everyone misses it when I fail to make it!


Ingredients
Serves 10

2x Jamaican Ginger Cake
2x 300g tins orange segments (in juice)
1kg carton ready made full fat custard
600ml carton double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Flaked Almonds for on the top - I forgot to buy these!

A large trifle bowl or serving dish


 So to assemble - it's very simple - unwrap your cake....


Cut the cake into slices and lay in the serving dish .......


Now open your tins of oranges and drain - if your making the trifle to serve in the next few hours spoon a few table spoons of the juice over the ginger cake to moisten - if your organised and making this ahead of time then you don't need to do this - the cake will soften up from the other ingredients.....

Tip the drained orange segments over the cake and arrange evenly......


Open your custard and pour over the cake/oranges.....


Pour your cream into a large mixing bowl/jug and add the sugar and vanilla essence - whip until you reach a soft whip that will hold it's shape - don't over whip you want an airy cream topping......


Spoon the cream over the custard and spread lightly - don't be too heavy handed here ......


Now if you have remembered to buy flaked almonds sprinkle them over and serve....

Bring the trifle out of the fridge about 20 minutes before serving - it just tastes better when it's not stone cold!
 triffle



Have a New Years Celebration Tonight

Love Lizx