New Year Recipes

Festive Inspired Trifle


  • 135 g pack raspberry jelly
  • 300 ml mulled wine
  • 100 g Madeira cake sliced
  • 50 g custard powder
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 600 ml milk
  • 100 g California Walnuts
  • 300 ml whipping cream
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  • Cut the jelly into cubes and place in a large jug. Heat the mulled wine to just below boiling and pour over the jelly, stir to dissolve and top up with water to give 500ml.
  • Place the cake slices in the base of a 1.2 litre trifle dish and pour over the jelly, chill until set.
  • Meanwhile, place the custard powder, 50g sugar and nutmeg in a saucepan and blend in the milk, bring to the boil, stirring continuously until thickened. Chop half the walnuts and add to the custard. Transfer to a bowl, cover the surface with clingfilm and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place 50g sugar in a small saucepan with 50ml water, bring to the boil then add remaining walnuts, cook for 2 minutes. Place the remaining sugar on a plate. Using 2 forks remove the walnuts from the syrup and toss in the sugar, allow to cool.
  • When the jelly is set, spread over the custard. Whisk the cream to soft peaks and spoon over the custard.
  • Sprinkle over the sugared walnuts and sprinkles to serve.