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Luxury Trifle with Griottines

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You won't need two bites at the cherry with these delicious morsels! New to the UK they make for a unique Christmas present or speciality gift idea - Griottines - high quality Morello cherries steeped in Kirsch or Cointreau, for the ultimate in gourmet dining.

These ruby red gems are produced in France using a special type of Morello cherry - the Oblachinska - found only in the Balkans. Glacé cherries they are not! To conserve the unique flavour and physical characteristics of the fruit, the first maceration of the cherries in liqueur takes place within six hours of picking. After rigorous sorting, grading and de-stoning the Morello cherries are steeped in different liqueurs for successive macerations over a six month period based on a secret recipe and age-old traditions. The last maceration provides the final touch of Kirsch, which is the hallmark of Griottines, or Cointreau for a discerning alternative. The Kirsch or Cointreau infused Griottines and their liqueur have a 15% alcohol content.

Griottines are suitable for a wide range of sweet or savoury recipes and make stunning additions to cocktails. A new recipe booklet containing 13 recipe ideas and serving suggestions comes free with every purchase. Think luxury trifle, black forest cake, chocolate roulade, smoked fish, ham, duck or melon with Griottines to name but a few ideas. Griottines are also delicious eaten simply on their own, or with ice cream for a quick and simple, yet impressive gastronomic dessert.

They make ideal gifts for friends and family and come in 35cl jars or packaged in elegant, red gift boxes for more premium appeal. Griottines are 100% natural and can be bought from delicatessens, fine food shops, farm shops or online at

Luxury Trifle with GriottinesIngredients for Luxury Trifle with Griottines

250g milk
80g egg yolk
50g sugar
10g corn flour
Half a vanilla bean

12 sponge rounds

125g raspberry puree or jam
1 leaf gelatin
35cl jar of Griottines

200g whipping cream
40g sugar
Vanilla extract - few drops

How to make Luxury Trifle with Griottines

  • To make the custard whisk together the egg yolk, sugar and corn flour.
  • Bring milk to boiling point then add the egg, sugar and cornflour.
  • Simmer gently until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cut out sponge rounds to fit the glass or dishes. Use trifle sponges or sponge fingers. Rounds should be 1 cm high.
  • To make the jelly soak gelatin leaf in cold water.
  • Drain the gelatin, melt into pan and add to puree.
  • Pour jelly into a glass and add approximately 6 - 8 Griottines.
  • Cover with sponge disc and dose with Griottines juice.
  • Next spread over some of the cold custard.
  • Add another sponge round and dose with Griottine juice.
  • Whisk the cream and layer on top of final sponge round.
  • Decorate with Griottines.

Serves 6 to 8

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