750g frozen summer fruit (raspberries, blackberries, red and blackcurrants)
250g caster sugar
9 sheets leaf gelatine
75g custard powder
1½-2 madeira cake, cubed
4 tbsp sherry or cassis
300-450ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp icing sugar
2 crushed amaretti biscuits, to serve
1. Put the fruit in a pan with 200g sugar and 1 litre water and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2 mins, then scoop out 6 tbsp fruit and 150ml juice. Now carry on cooking the fruit in the pan for 5 mins.
2. Meanwhile, soak the gelatine in cold water to soften it. If you have a hand blender, blitz the cooked fruit or mash with a potato masher, then strain through a sieve into a large bowl and push through the pulp so just the skins and seeds are left. Squeeze excess water from the gelatine, add to the hot fruit syrup and stir to dissolve. Cool, then chill until on the point of almost setting.
3. Make the custard according to pack instructions with the custard powder, milk and 50g sugar to create a really thick custard. Cover the surface with baking paper while it cools a little.
4. Pile the cake into a trifle bowl, spoon over the reserved juice and berries, then the Sherry. Pour over a thick layer of custard, pushing it against the side of the dish to seal in the cake below. Leave to cool and set with a skin – this makes a barrier for the jelly.
li>5. When the custard is cold and set, and the jelly is on the point of setting, spoon the jelly over the custard and chill until ready to complete.
li>6. Whip the cream with the vanilla and icing sugar until just holding its shape, then spoon round the bowl over the set jelly. Scatter with the crushed biscuits and chill until ready to serve.
# 0% APR Representative. Finance is subject to status, conditions apply.
Credit is provided by Hitachi Consumer Finance, a trading style of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
When you make an enquiry about the goods or services Leekes supply or you purchase/order goods or services from Leekes, you will need to provide us with certain personal information relating to you.
Your privacy is extremely important to us so we want you to know exactly how we will use that personal information.
Our full privacy notice setting out detailed information about matters such as what personal information we use, for what purpose we use it, what our legal basis for doing so is and who we share your personal information with, can be viewed on our website https://www.leekes.co.uk/privacy-policy
If you would prefer to see a hard copy please ask the sales person for a copy.
We will use the personal information you have provided to us to provide you with information about other similar goods and services Leekes offer which may be of interest to you, including details of any promotional offers or competitions.
If you do not wish to receive such communications please advise one of our team who will update our records.