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NOT a Christmas pudding (an alternative treat)


I’ve just made the first half of my Chocolate and Raspberry Trifle (a lighter alternative to Christmas pudding) and it is SO easy, so thought I would share it with you.

1) Break up four trifle sponges (bought); lay in base of 6"-8" serving dish. Add 2 tablespoons kirsch to a 300g tin of raspberries, pour over the sponges and squish together; pop into fridge.
2) Melt 4 oz butter, then OFF THE HEAT stir in 3 oz flour and l pint milk. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and mix in 1oz sugar, 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon kirsch. Divide mixture evenly between two bowls.
3) To one half add 4oz plain chocolate, melted; to the other a few drops of vanilla essence.
4) When cool (but I don’t always wait) spoon the vanilla mixture over the soaked sponges; then the chocolate mixture.
5) Whip half a pint of double cream and spread over the surface; decorate with anything chocolatey.

My family adore this, and insist that I make it whenever we are celebrating . . . any excuse will do!

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Sounds good to me...I love trifle but not keen on Christmas pud.Too heavy after a big dinner!
I hope you enjoy it. Alas, no good for me.I have to eat wheat,gluten and dairy free!! (a bit of a pain!!) Enjoy!!

23 Dec, 2010


Oh dear. Just the kirsch for you then!

23 Dec, 2010


Sounds heavenly Sheila....just the thing I'm looking for. I decided to skip the Xmas pud too, so trifle is what I'm going to make, haven't any kirsch though, or raspberries...Lol!

23 Dec, 2010


Sorry, Janey - it was a bit late for anyone needing to get the ingredients . . . maybe make it for New Year?!

23 Dec, 2010


Definitely yes - for the new year that is it sounds so easy but very yummy.

23 Dec, 2010


Yummy Sheila, might try this.

23 Dec, 2010


Do try it - and everyone will be asking you for the recipe! (Store cupboard items from now on: tin of raspberries and some kirsch . . .)

24 Dec, 2010


Certainley Sheila, enjoy yours !

24 Dec, 2010


Will try your trifle recipe Sheilabub on our visitors due to come after new year. Followed up our meal at the pub yesterday with a trifle in a glass, as I couldn't face more pud. Light and easy to eat. GJ ended up with most of the cream.

27 Dec, 2010


I found Kirsch in Tesco at the second try. In a tall thin bottle on the bottom shelf. None to be seen in Sainsbury.

31 Dec, 2010

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