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Boozy Brownie Trifle

Traditionally, trifle is made with sponge cake, vanilla custard, and sherry. This is a naughtier version that uses brownies, chocolate custard, and Irish Cream liqueur! Do we have your attention?!? This is luscious with a capital ‘L’ and so easy to make: the recipe calls for shop bought brownies and ready made custard (if you can’t find the custard — we supply an alternative below).  Enjoy!!!!

Boozy Brownie Trifle

2 cups ready-made vanilla custard*
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces, plus a bit for garnish
14 oz. shop-bought brownies
3½ fl. oz. Irish cream liqueur, plus 1 tbs.
3 tbs. coffee
18 fl. oz. heavy cream
1 oz. confectioner’s sugar (¼ cup plus 1 tbs.), sifted

Put the custard and chocolate in a sauce pan and heat gently, stirring until the chocolate has melted completely. Cover the surface with plastic film so a skin wouldn’t form, and set aside to cool.*

Sit the brownies in a trifle bowl. Mix together the 1 tbs. liqueur and the coffee, then drizzle over the brownies. Spoon the cooled chocolate custard all over the top, then cover and chill.

Make the final layer by whipping the remaining liqueur with the cream and confectioner’s sugar to make thick, soft peaks. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

To serve, give the cream a quick mix, then spoon on top of the custard. Grate a little chocolate on top.

  • To make vanilla custard, follow the directions on the side of Bird’s Custard Powder to make 2 cups. When the custard is thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted.


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