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Sherry Trifle
This traditional trifle uses mandarin segments only but it can also be made with fruit cocktail.
It can be made in individual pudding bowls or as a single dish.
Serves 6-8
Preparation Time 30 minutes plus time to chill

Trifle cakes or sponge cake
A little jam
Can of mandarin segments
for the custard
pint milk
2 eggs
2 heaped teaspoons cornflour
1 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
few drops vanilla essence
for the topping
pint double or whipping cream (or can of whipped cream)
reserve some of the mandarin segments for decoration

1. Spread a little jam on the trifle cakes
2. Line the bowls or serving dish with slices of the sponge
3. Mix together some of the fruit juice with the sherry (to taste)
4. Slowly pour the liquid over the sponge and let it soak in
5. Spread the fruit over the moistened sponge
6. prepare the custard as follows
7. Beat the eggs, cornflour, vanilla and a little of the milk together
8. Bring the remaining milk and sugar to the boil, stirring continuousl
9. Add the beaten egg etc. to the milk and bring back to the boil Stir continuously and avoid sticking to the pan. Once boiling, remove from the heat and pour over the fruit
10. Leave to cool for at least 2 hours
11. just before serving
12. Cover with cream (whipped) and decorate with the reserved fruit segments