My Traditional Christmas Dinner - Part 3

16 December 2009, Comments 0

Now for the third part of my traditional Christmas dinner is the part that the children love the most. Or anyone else in the family that has a sweet tooth. For this recipe I have gone with a traditional Chocolate trifle as everyone loves a trifle and they are very easy to make even for those that aren’t the best in the kitchen when it comes to baking.

 

My Traditional Christmas Chocolate trifle

 

Ingredients:

 

200g bar Continental Plain Chocolate

2 x 500g Fresh Custard

1 pack 4 Double Chocolate Muffins

2 x 425g Black Cherries, in syrup, drained

6 tbsp cherry brandy

1 pot Extra Thick Double Cream

 

Method:

 

Step 1

 

Break the chocolate into even-sized pieces and place into a heat proof bowl. Rest over a pan of gently simmering water for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted.

 

Step 2

 

Remove from the heat to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully stir the custard into the chocolate, cover and allow to cool completely.

 

Step 3

 

Meanwhile, cut each of the muffins into 4-5 thick slices. Arrange half the muffins in the base of a large glass trifle bowl and cover with half the cherries.

 

Step 4

 

Sprinkle with half the cherry brandy then spoon over half the chocolate custard. Repeat the layers.

Chill until needed.

 

Step 5

 

Just before serving the trifle, remove from the fridge and cover with the double cream.

Then sprinkle with the crumbled Flakes.

 

Step 6

 

Serve immediately. And thoroughly enjoy. If you are making this for the children just leave out the brandy.

 

For the pudding I love the traditional trifle but I also like this take on the trifle a chocolate one it is Christmas and indulgence is expected so give it a go and let me know what you think.

 

For the rest of the week we will look at how you can reduce on your food waste without feeling like you have the worst diet on earth.

 

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To your food heaven

Dominic

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