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Black Forest Trifle with Cherries and Panettone

Black Forest Trifle with Cherries and Panettone

Preparation 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Serves  10-12



  • 2 x 415g cans pitted black cherries in syrup
  • 80mL cherry brandy
  • 2 tsp gelatine powder
  • 300mL sherry
  • 280g caster sugar
  • Water

Chocolate Custard

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 500mL milk
  • 500mL cream
  • 250g dark eating chocolate, shaved or chopped finely

Cream Mix

  • 300mL double cream
  • 200mL crème fraiche
  • 25g icing sugar


Step 1
Drain cherries; reserve syrup into a measuring jug. Add enough water to the syrup to make 750mL. Place drained cherries in a non-metal bowl and cover with cherry brandy. Leave to soak.

Step 2
Place cherry water, sherry and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and cook for 1 minute. Set aside in a bowl or jug to cool.

Step 3
In a small microwave proof bowl, place 2 tbsp cold water and sprinkle 2 tsp of gelatine powder over the top. Whisk gently and stand for 1 minute. Melt in microwave for 20 second increments until the gelatine is dissolved but do not boil.

Step 4
Once the cherry water is cooled (warm is fine) gradually add the gelatine mix, stirring thoroughly.

Step 5
Pour the jelly mixture into the Salut Trifle Bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

Step 6
To make chocolate custard, blend sugar and cornflour in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in milk and cream. Stir constantly over a medium heat until custard bubbles and thickens to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate until smooth.

Step 7
To make the cream mix, gently beat the double cream, crème fraiche and icing sugar in small bowl until soft peaks form.

Step 8
Once the chocolate custard is cooled and jelly set, begin assembly! Break half the Panettone into pieces onto the jelly layer and spread the chocolate custard over the top. Pile the cream mix on top of the custard; refrigerate 15 minutes.

Step 9
Roughly tear the Panettone and arrange on top of the cream pile. Scatter the soaked cherries over the top, drizzling the Panettone to moisten. Top with shaved chocolate and enjoy!



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