Cooking with Ash – Christmas Trifle

Hey guys! Here is my very first cooking video, starring my dad. I though I’d get him to show me how to make our family’s favourite dessert at this time of the year … TRIFLE!!! It was pretty easy to make, so I hope you can follow along!

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Holiday Season Lookbook:

Previous video:

November Favourites:

Recipe – based around The Women’s Weekly recipe:
1 Packet Port Wine Jelly Crystals
4 Tablespoons Custard Powder
2 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs, Separated
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla (which we forgot to show! Oops!)
1 1/4 Cups cream (although we used about 2 1/2)
500g Sponge Cake
1/4 Sweet Sherry
Large Tin of Peaches (keeping about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of juice to mix with the Sherry)
Tin of Cherries
Flake chocolate Bar to crumble over the top

Night before-
Make jelly following instructions on packet
Make custard-
Put custard powder in sauce pot and a dash of milk, stir until custard powder is dissolved. Turn heat to low, add the rest of milk and sugar, and stir until thick. Remove from heat. Add in well beaten egg yolks and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
Beat thickened cream until thick (add a dash of vanilla while beating to the cream for extra flavour).
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Fold egg whites into cream.
Drain tinned cherries and peaches, but keeping some peach juice.
Randomly break apart sponge cake and roughly cover the bottom of the bowl.
Mix together sherry and peach juice, then evenly pour over sponge cake, trying to get the mixture over all the cake.
Add a layer of jelly.
Add a layer of custard.
Add a layer of cream.
Then a layer of peaches and cherries (not to many, just scatter them on).
Then again, a layer of jelly, custard and finish off with cream covering the entire top of the trifle.
Decorate with left over peaches and cherries, however you like, and sprinkle chocolate over the top.
Refrigerate for a few hours (over night is best), and enjoy! 🙂






  1. That was great, i am going to try and make a lactose free version for xmas because husband is lactose intolerant. Your dad is a natural in front of the camera, you should do more cooking videos with him!

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