Yes, you did read this correctly, you can create super British desserts in less than 30 minutes. These desserts are light (like British Strawberry Jelly), lighter than traditional British puddings (Spotted Dick, Steamed Sponge, Crumble, Traditional Rice Pudding) and use more fruit, cream, and custards, but they are just as delicious.
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Nothing shouts British than a traditional trifle. There are many variations on the classic recipe, most of which involve making a jelly and custard. However, in a hurry, you can make a more than acceptable Quick Trifle.
The reason this one takes less time is that it does not contain jelly and uses ready-made custard. Without the time for the jelly to set, you can have your trifle made in a mere 10 minutes.
This recipe calls for strawberries, but fresh raspberries are just as good. Only use the sherry in the recipe if the trifle is for adults.
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Eton Mess says summer, sunshine, cricket or Wimbledon in Britain. It is one of the easiest desserts to put together and no-one can deny the combination of cream, strawberries, and meringue is not a winner.
This 'mess' is made traditionally with strawberries, but other fruits work well including raspberries and rhubarb.
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Unbelievable to think that Lemon Posset has been around for centuries. It has made something of a comeback in recent years, probably because it is so easy to make and given the few ingredients, also quite cheap.
Ring the changes with a few different citrus flavors. Clementine is an excellent variation.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Scottish Cranachan is considered a festive dessert and served on Burns Night and Hogmanay. This dessert is too good to be saved for a few times a year. So quick and easy, and also high on taste it deserves to be eaten year round.
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A trifle in the English sense of the word but that is where it stops. This dessert is totally Scottish in the ingredients. Scottish raspberries, whiskey, and cream. Delicious.