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Low Fodmap Trifle
I had an urge to make something sweet. The urge came out of the blue and could only be appeased by making something yummy and pretty. My grandmother used to make a trifle when we visited for dinner and my mother always makes a scrummy trifle for Christmas day. It is definitely one of my favourite desserts. Instead of sponge I used a biscuit base which could use any gluten-free plain biscuits. If you could find a lactose-free custard, you could buy it instead of making it and that would make this a quick, very simple dessert.
- 8 gluten-free biscuits like these
- 50gms/1.8oz butter
- 400mls/13.5oz lactose-free milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 4 tsp sugar
- 3 tsp gelatine
- A chip of strawberries
- 300mls/10oz lactose-free cream
- Melt the butter.
- Crush the biscuits.
- Mix together.
- Distribute between 4 glasses and press into the base.
- For the custard
- In a double boiler, heat the milk, reserving a few spoonfuls of milk for dissolving the gelatine.
- When it is hot but not boiling, add the vanilla and sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat.
- Beat the egg yolks in a bowl.
- tbsp at a time, add the hot milk to the eggs, all the while whisking.
- When it has all been added, pour back into the top of the double boiler and heat gently on the stove, continuing to whisk until it thickens. This takes a long time so be patient.
- Add the gelatine to the reserved milk and heat gently to dissolve it.
- When the custard is ready, add the gelatine mixture which will finish the thickening when it is refrigerated.
- Cool down almost completely before pouring onto the biscuit base.
- Place in the refrigerator to set.
- Cut up the strawberries and arrange on top of the set custard.
- Whip the cream and pile on top.
- Decorate with one perfect strawberry on top of each one.