Not sure to put in christmas or food

(36 Posts)
InNeedOfBrandy Fri 16-Nov-12 19:35:19

My mum has asked me to make a trifle for Christmas day after I had the bright idea of a blackforest trifle. How am I going to make it!

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 16-Nov-12 20:24:35

I have a bag of black forest fruits in my freezer of dark sweet cherrys blackcurrents grapes and blackberries. I also have a bag of dark sweet cherrys.

Right am going to do a trial run with the forest fruits choc swiss roll and jelly at the bottom and kirshc. Then the custard (I like the idea of white choc custard) then the cream with choc curls a crunched up flake and cherrys.

LadyMaryChristmas Fri 16-Nov-12 20:36:30

Cold custard is disgusting.

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 16-Nov-12 20:41:18

I could so eat a trifle right now. With lots of cold custard mary!

Yes cold custard is disgusting. And I, for one, have never stood by the fridge door and sucked it directly out of the Ambrosia tetra pack carton. Honest.

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 16-Nov-12 20:51:13

No never bin wink
If you have it with bananas you can kid yourself your getting one of your 5 a day and it's good for you.

LadyMaryChristmas Fri 16-Nov-12 20:53:32

warm custard and bananas is nice.

I don't think a lot of continental countries put custard on their trifles. wink remember my mother's attempts. Custard complete with thick skin. [vom]

OwedToAutumn Fri 16-Nov-12 20:53:46

We sometimes have chocolate and cherry trifle. I use the chocolate pudding from the nigella express book. It's not sickly sweet at all, the cocoa makes it quite bitter sweet. Lovely.

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 16-Nov-12 21:06:55

I'll have a google thanks owed

4forkssake Fri 16-Nov-12 23:28:37

Here's nigellas version to adapt

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-feasts/chocolate-cherry-trifle-recipe/index.html

Definitely custard in the trifle. The best trifle is raspberry Swiss roll, smothered in sherry (the only time sherry is ever right!), covered with a layer of fruit cocktail set in raspberry jelly, layer of said custard, layer of whipped cream & flake, strawberries, raspberries or the like to top. Yum yum yum. And if it doesn't make a huge squelch when you dive in, it's not a trifle grin

I don't like custard (especially hot or warm (bleurgh) but I do:

jam swiss roll, tinned peaches with a drizzle of juice.
Easi Yo fruit squirt (either passionfruit if I CBA taking the seeds out or strawberry.)
Fresh strawberries if I have them.
Sainsbury Taste the Difference custard.
Then chill.
Then some whipped cream and finely crushed peanut brittle.

No jelly
No sherry

Lush grin

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 24-Dec-12 15:29:06

Just to update on what I did if anyone's interested smile

I dd chocolate Swiss roll and black cheers soaked in cherry brandy then a raspberry jelly over that,

Then chocolate custard

Then whipped double cream

Then the last few cherrys that I soaked over night in cherry brandy on the top

Fingers crossed everyone likes it tomorrow!

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