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A Cheat's Christmas Trifle

Many cooks avoid making a trifle for Christmas because of the time it takes - time that could be better spent drinking!


Here is the easiest recipe in the world  and is inspired by Terry's Chocolate Orange, everyone's favourite at this time of year. Go on, have a go, you won't regret it for all the plaudits you'll get. Make it the day before you need it and chill overnight. It will keep for 3 days in the fridge.

Ingredients:- (serves 12)
100g dark chocolate - chopped
500ml ready-made custard
400ml double cream
finely grated zest of 1 orange
2tbs icing sugar
1 x 375g jumbo chocolate Swiss roll - cut into 2cm slices
2 x 298g tins of mandarin segments in fruit juice
50g marmalade
1 x Terry's Chocolate Orange - broken into segments

Method:-
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, ensure that the bowl does not touch the water. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave in short bursts, stirring regularly. Leave to cool for 5 m…

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