Hot Swiss Trifle

2:27 pm DESSERTS & SWEETS
  • Serves 6
  • Cooking time 20 minutes
  • Temperature 350°F., 180°C, Gas Mark 4

You will need:

  • 1 jelly roll
  • 1 small can apricots
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

Preheat the oven to 350°F., 180°C, Gas Mark 4, and prepare a buttered ovenproof dish.

Slice the Swiss roll and arrange around the sides of the dish, together with the apricots. Mix the custard powder, egg yolks, and 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar with a little of the milk; put the remainder on to heat. When nearly boiling pour onto the custard mixture, stir well, and return to the saucepan. Stirring all the time bring to the boil. Pour into the dish.

Whisk the egg whites stiffly then continue whisking while adding 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar. Pile on top of the custard. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes.

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