People talking about egg nog made me remember my favourite xmas desert.
You see I dont like cake (ice cream cake excluded) so the only way I eat it is with other stuff I love piled on top of it.
There a bajillion ways to make trifle but this is the Vagon family recipe and involves no alcohol so its kid friendly.
Now this is a little hard to make in the states because I haven't seen jam rolls on sale, but bear with me because we can still work around it. Apologies my Euro friends but I have NFI on what this would be called in the various parts but when searching for a pic I found a recipe: http://joepastry.com/index.php?cat=125Ingredients (North American alternative in bracket):
Jam roll (Jelly roll/plain sponge cake)
Tin of sliced peaches in syrup.
500g Custard (make yourself or purchase to taste)
Two colours of Jelly (Jello)
200g Thick cream for whipping
Fresh fruit to top (usually berries)
Crushed or sliced almonds to topMethod:
Morning of or night before creation create the two separate jelly mixes and leave to set.
Get a large clear bowl, Salad bowls can often do the trick.
Cut the Jam roll in to about 1" width slices and cover the bowl as much as possible starting from the bottom.
Open the tin of peaches a little way and pour the syrup over the cake.
Layer the peach slices on top of the cake slices.
Pour the custard over the peaches.
Get the Jelly from the fridge and cut into cubes and place over the peaches.
Whip the cream and spatula it over the Jelly.
Top with fruit and nuts
Keep in the fridge till serving time.Booze-hound/Zilch-would-kill-me-if-I-didnt-include-alcohol variety:
Instead of peach syrup use a sweet sherry
Instead of custard use brandy custard
Instead of regular jelly, use vodka jelly
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