Strawberry and Banana Trifle

    1 hour 40 minutes

    This is a simple dessert to make using fresh strawberries and banana although it does require some time to let the sponge soak up the sherry.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 10-12 sponge fingers
    • 3 tablespoons sherry
    • custard powder to make 250ml
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk, or as needed
    • 300g strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 2 bananas, sliced
    • 4 tablespoons sherry
    • sugar, optional
    • 200g cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • a few strawberries for decoration

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour soaking  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Line the bottom of a trifle bowl with sponge fingers and drizzle 3 tablespoons of sherry over them. Leave to stand for an hour so that the fingers can soak up the sherry.
    2. Prepare the custard with the milk according to the instructions on the packet and leave to cool.
    3. Soak the cut fruit in the rest of the sherry, add sugar if desired and spread over the sponge fingers.
    4. Pour the cold custard over the fruit.
    5. Finally, beat the cream with the vanilla and top the trifle with it. Decorate with the reserved strawberries. Chill until serving.

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