Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Traditional Scottish Trifle

Have you ever had a Scottish trifle? Well, it's more well known as an English trifle but the trifle was invented by the Scottish and I'm half Scottish so, ours is a Scottish trifle. It's a dessert that we have at every family get together. My Auntie Cheryl makes a delicious trifle. I'm not sure what her recipe is but mine is just as amazing! 

It's pound cake, strawberries, and mandarin oranges in strawberry jell-o. Then it has a thick layer of homemade custard topped with bananas and whipped cream. Its amazing!  All the flavors and textures eaten together make the perfect mouthful. Its perfect!

Traditional Scottish Trifle

2 cups cubed Pound Cake
1 large box Strawberry Jell-O
1 small can Mandarin Oranges
1 1/2 cups Strawberries, hulled and diced

4 cups Heavy Cream
8 Egg Yolks
2 whole Eggs
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

2 Bananas, sliced

Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Make the jell-o using the quick set method adding in the oranges and strawberries. Pour into the trifle bowl before it sets too much. Refrigerate 2 hours.

In a large heavy bottomed pan pour in the heavy cream and heat over medium low stirring constantly.

In a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolks, eggs, and sugar. Just before the cream starts to boil take the pan off of the heat. Pour half of it into the egg mixture whisking constantly. Pour back into the pan and return and heat over medium low. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Put plastic wrap on the surface and refrigerate while you make your whipped cream.

Whip the heavy cream until it starts to thicken and add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form.

When the custard is cool pour it on top of the jell-o in the trifle bowl. Top with the sliced bananas then the heavy cream. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.

Custard Recipe: Nigella Lawson

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