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Easy cherry trifle with (un)surprising topping…

by Clare Mansell
Easy cherry trifle with (un)surprising topping…

Easy cherry trifle

Last week while I was browsing around Twitter I discovered the Great Bloggers Bake-Off, a simple but brilliant idea from The Crazy Kitchen encouraging bloggers to make their own recipes inspired by The Great British Bake-Off.

I only got round to watching this week’s GBBO episode on Friday, but with my neice and nephew staying with us on Saturday night I thought it would be the perfect excuse to whip-up a trifle.

When we told my 11 year-old niece Millie that we had made a trifle with a surprise ingredient she said “Oh, is it popping candy? Because whenever anyone says they have a surprise ingredient it’s always that…”

This recipe is based on my mum’s with a few added touches….

Ingredients :

Custard powder
1 pint of milk
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
Small pot of double cream
2 tins of black cherries
Lady fingers or trifle sponges
Heston’s chocolate-coated popping candy

Method :

(1) Create a layer of lady fingers on the base of your dish

(2) Pour the juices of the tinned cherries over the sponge fingers

(3) Make your custard. Of course you can use tinned, but I make my own so I can get it thick! I double the quantity of custard powder advised (4 tbsp instead of 2 tbsp) and then halve the sugar (1 tbsp instead of 2 tbsp.) Pour the custard on the sponge fingers then allow to cool.

(4) Next add the tinned cherries, followed by the whipped cream
(6) Sprinkle (unsurprising) chocolate popping candy on top

Easy cherry trifle
Another one of my favourite puddings and so easy! Click on the badge below (or go here) to see some of the other great pudding recipes….

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helen September 8, 2013 - 3:47 pm

a delicious looking nice & simple trifle…thanks for joining in

Isisjem September 8, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Yes, a trifle with lady/boudoir fingers! I dislike trifle with swiss roll/sponge type bottom.

Mummy Mishaps September 8, 2013 - 7:21 pm

i love how simple this is and i would be chuffed to find popping candy on my trifle. i like yiur presentation too – very neat and a great bowl x
thanks for linking up x

Andrea @ love and cake September 9, 2013 - 9:07 am

Oooh, I love this popping candy idea! I must get some!


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