In some houses, trifle is the only possible alternative to a hot Christmas pudding, in others it’s pavlova. This mango, passionfruit and macadamia nut trifle –  it’s even green and gold, though subtly and tastefully, of course – brings together the best of both of them. We’re supplying it as a DIY trifle kit: passionfuit and lime syrup, Italian sponge fingers and vanilla bean custard, pureed mango, passionfruit pulp, whipped, lime-zest-flecked mascarpone and toasted macadamias. To keep the trifle kid-friendly, we’re leaving out any grog but you’re welcome to spike the passionfruit and lime syrup with white rum.  On Christmas Eve, take out your Nanna’s finest cut-glass bowl – or individual glasses if you’re new school -  with all the elements in front of you. Dip the sponge fingers in the passionfruit lime syrup (boozy or not, as you choose) and loosely fill the bowl with them. Spread the mango puree over the top, using a spatula to ease it into the crevices between fingers, then pour over the vanilla bean custard. Top with a layer of the whipped mascarpone and cover with cling film. The next day – and Happy Christmas to you – uncover and drizzle with passionfruit pulp then scatter with macadamia nuts and the edible gold stars if using. What a treat! What a triumph! What a trifle! Serves 8.
Ingredients: Sponge fingers, vanilla custard (milk, cream, vanilla bean, egg yolks, caster sugar), passion fruit syrup (sugar, passionfruit juice, water, lime juice), mango puree, passionfruit pulp, macadamia nuts, mascarpone, lime zest, caster sugar. (GLUTEN, MILK, EGG, TREE NUTS)
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF:
Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish, Fish, Sesame, Soy, Egg, Lupin.
PLEASE NOTE:
While we make every effort to ensure dishes are free of cross-contamination, our kitchen is not allergen free.
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  • Individual:Serves one adult.
  • Small:Serves two adults.
  • Large:Serves 4-5 adults.
  • Extra Large:Serves 6 adults.