1,000 calorie-a-bite trifle

Categories
Desserts
Usenet
Yield
1 trifle
MeasureIngredient
Pears
8 ounces Raspberries (tinned or fresh)
Passion fruit
  Dry sherry (1 bottle)
½ cup Butter
10 tablespoons Sugar, castor
1¼ cup Flour, self-raising
Eggs (slightly whisked)
Eggs
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Nutmeg
10 ounces Double cream (or use whipping cream)
10 ounces Double cream
  Roast almonds

FRUIT

SPONGE CAKE

CUSTARD

TOPPING

Peel and slice pears, drain raspberries if tinned, and scoop out passion fruit. Place fruit in large trifle bowl and add an ample quantity of sherry. Leave for twenty-four hours to soak in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and about 2 T of flour and beat. Fold in rest of flour. Bake in 7-inch square tin for 25-30 mins until brown. Let cool. Slice into fingers and arrange on top of fruit. More sherry may be added at this point.

Pour one large glass of sherry. Mix eggs and add all ingredients to small bowl. Place bowl in pan of simmering water. Stir continuously with wooden spoon, sipping sherry, until custard thickens. This takes about ten minutes. Pour custard on top of sponge. Chill in fridge. Whip cream until stiff and smooth over top of custard.

Arrange almonds decoratively.

NOTES:

* The title says it all -- This recipe is my own invention.

: Difficulty: moderate

: Time: 1 hour preparation, 1 day waiting, 10 minutes cooking.

: Precision: no need to measure.

: Angi Lamb

: Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK : ukc!minster!angi

: Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust

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