Preparing nutritious sweet dishes as part of a celebration is a great way to share healthy ideas with friends and family. Using ingredients that are completely natural and packed with nutritional benefits, this Gwinganna favourite uses minimal sugar and incorporates plenty of fruits and nuts. A deliciously refreshing sweet dish, perfect for the festive season.
Berry Cherry Trifle Recipe
1 cup cherries, pitted
1½ cups blueberries
1½ cups strawberries
¹⁄3 cup honey
½ lemon, juiced
5g agar agar flakes
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp (30g) maple syrup
200g sheep’s milk yoghurt
1 cup (240g) Brazil nuts
1 cup (240g) raw cashews
2 tbsp ground linseed
12-15 dried figs or dates, remove stalks and pips, coarsely chopped
For crumb layer:
Chop nuts roughly in a food processor and add figs. Blend until mix has come together and still has some crunchy texture. Spread onto paper lined tray and press to even thickness (about 5 mm) and then refrigerate.
For fruit jelly layer:
Combine fruit, lemon juice, honey and 2 cups of filtered water in a saucepan. Simmer on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Strain liquid gently through muslin cloth, retaining liquid for fruit jelly. Sprinkle agar agar flakes into liquid to dissolve. It will thicken as it cools. Fold through reserved fruit.
For custard layer:
Place egg yolks and maple syrup in a bowl and place over a pot of gently simmering water, whisking continuously until creamy and light. Remove from the heat and sit over a bowl of ice, whisking until cool. Lightly whisk the yoghurt and fold into custard mixture and chill.
Assemble in glasses beginning with the fruit jelly, then the custard layer. Add some of the crumb as the next layer, then another layer of fruit jelly followed by a layer of custard. Refrigerate for a few hours and decorate with fresh fruits, almond slivers and fresh mint leaves.
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