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Lord Mayor's Trifle

Puddings - Sweet Deserts

Sponge cakes, ratafia biscuits and almond macaroons soaked in alcohol, topped with red jam. Custard poured over, then whipped cream in high swirls, nuts and cherries to decorate.

Original Receipt from 'Cassell's Dictionary of Cookery' (Cassell 1883)

Lord Mayor's Trifle. - Slice four penny spongecakes and lay them at the bottom of a deep trifle-dish. Put with them a dozen ratafias, eight macaroons, and two wine-glassfuls of brandy. When the liquor is soaked up, spread a layer of strawberry or raspberry jam over the spongecakes, and cover them with a pint of rich cold custard. Pile whipped cream high over the top, and ornament with pink comfits. The cream should be whipped some hours before it is needed, and laid upon a reversed sieve to drain. Time, about an hour to whip the cream. Probable cost, exclusive of the brandy, 3s. 6d. Sufficient for eight or ten persons.

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