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How to make barbecue trifle

Discover a fun new way to enjoy a delicious summer dessert with our step-by-step barbecue trifle.

  1. Mix ingredients together

    Mix together equal quantities of lighter mascarpone and ready-made custard and chill.

    Mix ingredients together
  2. Halve and stone

    Halve and stone some nectarines or peaches. Very lightly brush with sunflower oil and barbecue for 4-8 minutes until nicely marked and heated through. Allow to cool a little then cut into bite-sized pieces.

    Halve and stone
  3. Cook cake on the grill

    Cut madeira cake into thick slices and barbecue for about 2 minutes until marked on each side. Allow to cool a little, and then cut into cubes.

    Cook cake on the grill
  4. Layer up

    Put the cubes of cake in the base of glasses. Sprinkle over a little fruit juice, orange liqueur or sweet wine – about 1 tbsp per glass. Top with the fruit, and then cover with the custard mixture.

    Layer up
  5. Sprinkle and serve

    Sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds and serve immediately.

    Tip: Swap the stone fruit for pineapple and cut into 1cm (1/2 in) slices before cooking on the barbecue; use ginger cake instead of Madeira, with a splash of rum, and finish with a sprinkle of dark brown sugar instead of the almonds.  

    Sprinkle and serve
  6. Ingredients

    Here is everything you need to make this summer dessert. Be sure to note down the ingredients or take a screenshot before heading to the shops.

    Lighter mascarpone
    Ready made custard
    Nectarines or peaches
    Sunflower oil
    Madeira cake
    Fruit juice or sweet wine
    Toasted flaked almonds