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Southern Living English Trifle Recipe

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Gayle Dixon


2 c milk
2/3 c whipping cream
4 eggs
2/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 angel food cake
3/4 c cream sherry
1 1/2 c fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
1 c strawberry preserves
1 1/2 c whipping cream
1/4 plus 2 T sifted powdered sugar

Combine 2 c milk and 2/3 c whipping cream in medium sauce pan; cook over low heat until warm. Combine 4 eggs and 2/3 c sugar beating well. Gradually stir about 1/4 of warm mixture into eggs; then add to remaining warm mixture stirring constantly. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens and coats the spoon. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature; chill.
Slice angel food cake into 1/4 inch slices and trim and discard crust. Line bottom of 16 c trifle bowl with1/3 of cake slices; sprinkle with 1/4 c sherry. Arrange strawberry halves cut side out around lower edge of bowl. Spoon 2 c custard mixture (made above) over cake slices; place 1/2 of remaining cake slices over custard. Gently spread strawberry preserves over cake; top with remaining cake slices. Pour 1/2 c sherry over trifle. Spoon remaining custard on top. Cover and chill 3 to 4 hours. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugars beating until soft peaks form. Spread over trifle; garnish with strawberries and mint leaves if desired.




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