Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Summer Trifle

Well 2012, I can't believe it! Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic break, with lots and lots of delicious food.

I have just got back from 2 weeks of sun and surf, we have beached hopped from gorgeous Byron Bay to beautiful Noosa! We had the most amazing time, with a tan to prove it. Eaten way too much and had way too much sun!!

The highlight of my trip was breakfast at Harvest Cafe,  Newrybar which is set in a historic 1900's cottage. Everyone had an amazing meal and all the food is made from local organic produce. We had a look at the bakehouse which has been running for 99 years and still going strong. Oh and I had my first Dandelion coffee is was so good!

Holiday's are over and what a bummer! Its time to take the cards down and pull the Christmas tree feels so empty without all the pretty decorations. But we have to face reality we can't be on holidays forever....... but I wish we were! 

Every summer holidays it is a tradition to make a summer trifle. This year was made with  beautiful fruits I bought from the Eumundi  Markets. They had the most gorgeous mangoes and cherries. Please be adventurous and use any fruit you like.

Summer Trifle

2x 85g packet of strawberry jelly crystals
250g Madeira cake, cut into slices
1/4 cup of sweet sherry
600ml home made custard
4 mangoes seeded and chopped
2 cups of cherries chopped
300ml dollop cream
2 tablespoons of flaked almonds

Make jelly according to directions and pour into a shallow container refrigerate for 20min or until almost set
Arrange cake around the sides and base of a 3L bowl, sprinkle over sherry
Make custard and allow to cool in the fridge
Pour jelly over cake, refrigerate for 20min. Top with cherries and mangoes
Pour custard on top of the fruit
spread the cream over the custard and sprinkle with nuts
Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. 

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