BERRY MERRY TRIFLE

 My favorite Christmas dessert. 

My favorite Christmas dessert. 

This berry trifle is my favorite and a wonderful twist on Christmas tradition. The sweet, beautiful and delicious dessert ticks all the boxes. Adam and I made this one using my very own panettone.

 Fresh ingredients  

Fresh ingredients  

 INGREDIENTS

3 punnets of Raspberries

2 punnets of Blueberries

1 large cup of White Cherries (or regular)

6 Biscotti

1 Panettone

100g of Slithered Pistachios

1 cup of Brandy Cream

2 cups of Custard

1 bunch mint leaves

Icing sugar to serve


METHOD

Tear the panettone into bite sized pieces and crumble the biscotti. In layers, add the panettone, biscotti, berries, pistachios, custard and cream into a large glass bowl. Top with cherries and mint and dust with icing sugar.

 Custard  

Custard  

To make the custard Ingredients

1 vanilla bean

300ml pouring cream

150ml milk

3 egg yolks

50g caster sugar

 

METHOD

Combine the vanilla pod, cream and milk in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar, whisking until thick and pale. Pour hot cream mixture over egg mixture, whisking continually to combine. Transfer mixture into a clean pan, continually stir over a low heat until mixture thickens. Strain into a bowl and let cool completely.

 Layers on layers.  

Layers on layers.  

 Dusting with icing sugar. 

Dusting with icing sugar. 

 Lydia's panettone  

Lydia's panettone  


Fruit from Pino's Fine Produce

Photography: Iron Chef Shellie

Hair by Raymond Charles

Makeup by Zoe Karlis