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History Cookbook: Regency Trifle

This recipe is in categories Georgians / Regency, Desserts, Party food
About this recipe
Healthiness : (61 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: No cooking required
Number of servings: 20

Trifle was a popular dish during the Regency Era. Recipes from that period included lots of alcohol. This recipe uses jam and lemon juice in place of the alcohol.
  • 2 madeira cakes
  • 200g good quality blackcurrant jam
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 750g strawberries, raspberries or blackberries (use berries that are in season or thawed frozen berries)
  • 1 pint of ready-made custard
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 750g mascarpone (use low fat if you can get it)
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • Large bowl
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Whisk
  • Large knife
  • Pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plate
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Slice the cake into thick slices and sandwich together with the jam
  2. Place into the bottom of a large glass bowl until you have a layer of jam sandwiches
  3. Put the remaining jam into a pan with half of the lemon juice and heat gently
  4. Add the fruit and stir gently, coating the fruit in the warm jam mixture
  5. Pour the fruit onto the cake mixture and allow to cool
  6. Next, pour the custard onto the fruit and put back into the fridge
  7. Put the egg yolks and sugar into a large bowl and whisk together
  8. Add the mascarpone and lemon juice and mix until everything is well mixed together
  9. Pour onto the custard and put back into the fridge
  10. Put the almonds in a pan and place on the heat, stir with a wooden spoon until they are lightly toasted
  11. Tip out onto a plate to cool
  12. Sprinkle onto the trifle and allow at least 3 - 4 hours to set before serving
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