olde english trifle
 
serving size: 6 
categories: puddings 
 
1 pint  milk
1/2   vanilla pod
2   eggs ; plus 2 egg yolks
2 Tbsp  caster ; fine sugar
1   victoria sandwich cake ; see recipe)
6 oz.  raspberry or strawberry jam
4 oz.  medium sherry
10 oz.  devonshire cream
1-1/2 oz.  flaked almonds ; toasted and
2 oz.  glaze cherries to decorate.
 
scald the milk with the vanilla pod. cover the pan and leave to infuse for 
20 minutes. beat together the eggs, egg yolks and sugar and strain on the 
milk. cook over a gentle heat, without boiling, stirring all the time 
until the custard thickens slightly. pour into a bowl; lightly sprinkle 
the surface with sugar and cool. spread the sponge cake with jam, cut up 
and place in a 3 1/2 pint shallow serving dish with the macaroons. spoon 
over the sherry and leave for 2 hours. pour over the cold custard. whip 
the cream until softly stiff. top the custard with half the fresh cream. 
pour the remaining cream on top and decorate with the almonds and 
cherries. 
 
from: "mary passwaters-parker" <dragonhatesflyspamte...@cfl.rr.com> from: 
"macleod, kathleen" <macleodkat@h 
 
victoria sandwich cake 
 
this popular type of cake is made with a creamed mixture based on equal 
amounts of flour, sugar and fat. the fat enables it to keep moist longer 
than the fatless or 'true' sponge 
 
serves 8 
 
  175g (6 oz), softened butter
  175g (6 oz) caster sugar
3   eggs
  175g (6 oz), sifted self raising flour
3 Tbsp  jam
  icing sugar sifted, optional, or caster sugar
 
prepare two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins. cream the butter and sugar 
together until very pale in colour, light in texture and fluffy. beat in 
the eggs, one at a time, adding 1 tablespoon of the flour with each one. 
gently fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon. 
transfer to prepared tins and smooth the tops with a knife. bake at 180 0c 
/ 350 0f / gas 4 for 25-30 minutes or until well-risen, golden brown and 
firm. leave in the tins for 2-3 minutes. turn out on to a wire cooling 
rack. leave until cold. when cold sandwich together with jam. dust the 
cake with icing sugar. 
 
 
 
 
 
(ID: 73257) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Fri, Apr 8, 2005


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