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Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute TrifleWe are not known for making desserts … as we never really eat them. Last night we entertained 8 of our friends who all want a mention on our blog (Aisling, Niall, Thaiba, Simon, Nicola, Dave, Tim & Michael). We decided to do something easy to pull out of the fridge when ready. We’d seen this recipe earlier in Jamie’s 30 minute meals and because we had some Limoncello we gave it a go. Result: simple preparation and can be made earlier in the day. It was light and had just the right amount of alcohol tang to be refreshing at the end of the meal, and as all the plates were empty, well enjoyed.

Limoncello Trifle (to serve 6, we made 2)

  • 3 oranges
  • 75ml Limoncello
  • 100g sponge fingers
  • 250g marscapone
  • 2 heaped tablespoons icing sugar
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 punnet of seasonal fruit, we used raspberries
  • bar of good quality dark chocolate

In a good sized serving dish (it will need to fit a single layer of your sponge fingers) squeeze the juice from the oranges. Stir in the Limoncello and taste to check sweetness and alcohol; adjust if necessary. Layer the sponge fingers in the serving dish – they will absorb all the juice.

Put the marscapone and icing sugar into a separate bowl with the milk. Zest the lemon and add to the marscapone and squeeze in the juice of half the lemon. Add the vanilla extract and whisk well. Spread this mixture over the sponge fingers, top with the berries and shave chocolate over the top. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat.

We used Carlo Pellegrino Limoncello from Sicily as it has a good balance of freshness and acidity making it not too sweet and sickly. Also good served from ice cold from the freezer.

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