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Black Cherry Trifle by Rob Krawczyk from Brabazon Restaurant.

Rob Krawczyk Head Chef at Brabazon Restaurant extends his favourite Black Cherry Trifle recipe just in time for Christmas.

How To Make Homemade Black Cherry Trifle

Trifle is a Christmas classic and with Black Cherry flavour, you can give your trifle an extra Christmas twist. It may look complicated but in fact it’s very simple to prepare and makes the perfect centre-piece dessert guaranteed to please the whole family this holiday season! 

Here’s a step to step guide to create an indulgent Black Cherry Triffle.


For the Cherry Jelly:

250ml Water

250g Sugar

1ltr Cherry Puree

1 Cinnamon Stick

3 Cloves

Juice and Zest of 2 Lemons

9 Gelatine Leaves


Add all the ingredients except for the gelatine into a saucepan. Place over a low heat to infuse the spices. 

Place the gelatine leaves in ice cold water to bloom.

When ready, mix the gelatine with the cherry mixture until incorporated.  Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge to set.


For the Sponge:

300g Flour

300g Sugar

10 Eggs

120g Butter Melted

Beat the eggs and sugar until thick.  Add the flour a bit at a time until mixed well in.  Add the warm melted butter.

Pour into a flat baking tin lined with parchment and bake at 140°c for about 20 minutes, until springs to the touch.

Cool on a wire rack.

When cool cut out a circle about 20mm smaller than the bowl in which your jelly sits.


For the Vanilla Custard:

840ml cream

320ml milk

130g sugar

330g egg yolks

2 vanilla pods

Bring all the ingredients, except the egg yolks, to the boil, constantly whisking.  Add one ladle of hot mixture to your egg yolks (this will temper the eggs).  Then in turn, add the egg yolks to the hot mixture whisking all the time.


To Finish:

1 Tin of Amarena Cherries

250ml Whipping Cream


Place the sponge on top of the Cherry Jelly, add the custard and cover completely.  Remove the Cherries from their syrup and add a layer cherries on top, and in turn cover completely with a generous amount of whipped cream.  Grate some chocolate on top to complete the trifle.




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