Retro Christmas Trifle
Serves 12 • Cooking 10 mins
Go full-retro this Christmas with The Healthy Baker’s glorious show-stopping Retro Christmas Trifle. Delicate, buttery, vanilla-spiked mini madeleines hero this festive trifle, with layers of summer berry fruits, jelly and tangy lemon curd topped with Beerenberg’s iconic flavoursome Merry Berry Jam.
What you’ll need
80g unsalted butter, melted
100g Sunshine Sugar Caster Sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
50g The Healthy Baker Plain Flour
50g almond meal
¾ teaspoon baking powder
For the trifle
2 packets strawberry jelly crystals
1 punnet raspberries
1 punnet blueberries
1 punnet blackberries
2 punnets strawberries
400g lemon curd
600mL ouring cream, whipped
40-45 Mini Vanilla Madeleines
1 jar Beerenberg Merry Berry Jam
to decorate fresh cherries
to decorate edible gold dust (optional)
Prepare your jelly mixture and pour into your trifle dish with fruits. Set in the fridge overnight.
To make the madeleines, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla until the mixture is light and foamy.
Whisk the flour, almond meal and baking powder in a separate bowl to remove any lumps. Gently fold the flour and almond meal mixture into the whisked eggs until everything is just combined.
Add the melted butter and gently mix. Transfer the batter to a container with a lid and place in the fridge for at least three hours.
When you are ready to bake the madeleines, preheat the oven to 220oC and prepare your madeleine trays by greasing them with butter and adding a light dusting of flour.
Divide the batter between the prepared madeleine trays by filling each cavity until it is about 3⁄4 full. Do not overfill each cavity, mini madeleines only need 1 tsp of batter.
Reduce the oven temperature to 170oC and bake until the edges of the madeleines are lightly golden, and they have risen. Mini madeleines will take 7-8 minutes in a metal tin and 8-9 minutes in silicone moulds.
Remove madeleines immediately from their trays and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Allow the madeleines to cool shell side up.
Assemble your trifle by layering your lemon curd, whipped cream, Merry Berry Jam, berries, and madeleines on top of the jelly set in your trifle dish.
Serve immediately once assembled for best results!