Gluten Free, Lactose Free Christmas Trifle

Saturday 30 December 2017

This refreshing gluten free, lactose free trifle will be a huge hit at any Christmas dinner. Even though there are a few layers to it, it is relatively easy to make. 

You just need to have some patience as this was made over a few days mainly to make sure everything set and was cooled enough to assemble.

Instructions for Christmas Trifle


2 x 85 gm packets strawberry jelly
350 gm strawberries
1 gluten free swiss roll
750ml lactose free custard
200gm strawberries for topping


Step 1.   Make jelly per packet instructions. Pour into trifle bowl then add strawberries. Allow to cool then place in fridge overnight.

 Step 2.   Make gluten free swiss roll per instructions below or follow link.  Once roll has cooled completely, cut most slices in half and arrange around bowl as shown.


Step 3.  Make custard per instructions below. Make sure custard has cooled completely before adding to trifle. Pour custard over the top and smooth out.

Step 4. Just before serving add some strawberries on top.


Follow packet instructions then add 300gm strawberries.

Gluten Free Swiss Roll

The recipe for the Gluten Free Swiss Roll is here.

Lactose Free Custard

750ml lactose free milk
3 whole free range eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
2 tablespoons cornflour
1/4 cup caster sugar

Heat milk in a saucepan and bring to almost boiling point, then remove from the heat.
Beat the eggs, sugar and cornflour in a stainless steel mixing bowl until combined.
Pour the hot milk over the eggs and whisk in well.
Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook over a gentle heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon.
Remove from the heat quickly and pour back into the mixing bowl.
Strain through a sieve to get any lumps out. Whisk a little to help cool down then place a layer of cling film over the top making sure to touch the surface of the custard. This is so a skin doesn't form. Allow to cool then place in fridge to go cold.

Custard recipe from The Healthy Chef  with some variation from me.


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