Meringue, madeleine and winter berry trifle
Waitrose and Partners

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)