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Petrified Clear Trifle Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 50)

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This week, we've got one final dessert recipe from the Christmas at Hogwarts feast!

Let's head back into Chapter 12 of the Chamber of Secrets "The Polyjuice Potion" to find our next recipe:

"Crabbe and Goyle who had remained alone at the Slytherin table, shoving down fourth helpings of trifle"

Time for another twist on the classic British dessert recipe - Trifle!

You can't finish Christmas Dinner without a Trifle so this week I'm serving up a magical twist to answer the age old question - what would happen if your food got petrified too?


This easy trifle recipe is made with a 'ghostly' twist to make it as clear as possible. Layers of clear jelly, homemade egg white custard and freshly whipped cream come together in the perfect dessert recipe to finish a magical Christmas feast!

If you've been looking for an easy trifle recipe with a magical twist follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade trifle in no time!


Harry Potter Clear Trifle Recipe Ingredients

(makes 4 servings)


For the clear jelly recipe

For the egg white custard for trifle recipe

  • 300ml double cream

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 1 tbsp cornflour

  • ½ tsp vanilla (clear extract if possible)

For the whipped cream

  • 300ml double cream

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

To decorate

  • 50g white chocolate

Petrified White Trifle Recipe Method:

  1. To begin you want to make the clear jelly. Bloom the gelatine by placing the leaves into cold water to soak for 5 minutes until soft. Pour the sugar into a jug with 100ml of boiling water and stir until dissolved.

  2. Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine and place into the jug mixing well until dissolved. Top up with the remaining 200ml cold water and stir through (Wizard Tip! Using less hot water cools the jelly down quicker to speed up the setting time).

  3. Slice the sponge cake and place into the bottom of your trifle glasses (You can make 4 individual servings, or one large trifle). Pour the clear jelly over the top so you have nice even layers. Place the jelly layer in the fridge to set for 2 hours.

  4. While the jelly is setting, make the custard by warming up the cream in a saucepan (being careful not to boil it). In a separate bowl whisk together the egg whites, sugar, cornflour and vanilla until light and frothy.

  5. Slowly pour the warm cream into the egg mixture while continuing to whisk. Once all the cream is combined return to the saucepan and heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously, as the custard begins to thicken.

  6. Once it's thick pour the custard into a bowl and cover with cling film. Press the film down to the surface of the custard to stop a skin forming while it cools.

  7. When the jelly has set, and the custard has cooled, spoon an even layer of custard over the top of the jelly layer and return to the fridge.

  8. To make the freshly whipped cream, pour the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla into a bowl and whisk on a high speed until it forms soft peaks. Transfer to a piping bag (with optional nozzle) and pipe over the top of the custard layer.

  9. To finish the trifles make some chocolate shavings by running a sharp knife along the back of a chocolate bar (or grating it) and sprinkle over the top of the cream.

Our magical clear trifle recipe is ready to finish the Christmas at Hogwarts feast in style!

Will you be giving this one a go for your next Harry Potter Dinner Party? If so, be sure to send in your pictures via Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen (you can follow @BradBakes - and tag me in them too!)


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