Meringue, madeleine and winter berry trifle

Meringue, madeleine and winter berry trifle

Perhaps the secret to this recipe's success is its impressive appearance but comparatively easy method ready-made cakes and meringues make it a cinch, in fact. Omit the Advocaat if you're serving this to children (but definitely keep it in if your guests are fond of a Christmassy tipple)

    • Serves6
    • CourseDessert
    • Prepare25 mins
    • Cook15 mins
    • Total time40 mins
    • Pluscooling and chilling
    • 175g Bonne Maman madeleines
    • 75g Bonne Maman berries and cherries conserve
    • 200ml double cream
    • 1 pinch ground mixed spice
    • 4 meringue nests, roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate
    • 1 tbsp roasted chopped hazelnuts
    • Cherries and blackberries, to serve (optional)


    • 450g frozen black forest fruits
    • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp cornflour, dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water


    • 35g custard powder
    • 250ml whole milk
    • 397g condensed milk
    • 150ml Advocaat(selected stores)