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Trifle Without Sherry

Asked by 194840. Answered on 4th July 2018

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What non alcoholic substitute can I use instead of sherry in a trifle? I am making the big Boozy Christmas Trifle for a mixed crowd with lots of children present!

NIGELLA CHRISTMAS UK book cover
The Boozy British Trifle
By Nigella
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Our answer

Nigella's The Boozy British Trifle (from NIGELLA CHRISTMAS) is good all year round and not just for Christmas. The trifle uses trifle sponges as a base, which are slightly dry so that they can soak up plenty of sherry. Trifle sponges can be difficult to find outside the UK so you can use 1cm/1/2 inch thick slices of madeira or pound cake that are left on a wire rack to stale for a day or two.

Sherry is traditional in a British trifle and it needs to be a sweet cream shery, rather than a dry sherry. If you have children eating the trifle then fresh orange juice or fresh clementine juice are good non-alcoholic alternatives to the sherry and are also usually juices that children like.

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