by Antony Worrall Thompson

Traditional trifle recipe couldn't be easier, use ready-made custard and sponge to save time. The cream syllabub is super simple too. Perfection!


Buyer's guide

Fruit ‘brandies’ are widely available, from two main producers.


Store away from direct sunlight. These drinks keep quite well once opened, but the flavour may begin to deteriorate after several months.


Fruit-flavoured ‘brandies’ can be used in a variety of cakes, steamed puddings and desserts, as a flavouring or as a topping.