Donal Skehan black forest Christmas trifle with chocolate, custard, cream and brownies recipe on This Morning

Donal Skehan served up a delicious black forest Christmas trifle with chocolate, kirsch, cream, custard and brownies on This Morning.

The ingredients for the brownies (or buy 250g shop-bought brownies) are: 225g dark chocolate, broken into squares, 225g butter, 300g caster sugar, 3 large eggs, beaten, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 100g plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder.

For the chocolate custard (or buy 600ml fresh custard): 600ml cream, 140g caster sugar, 4 egg yolks, ½ tsp vanilla extract and 200g dark chocolate, broken into squares.

For the cherry syrup: 3 x 400g can black cherries in syrup, 2502 tbsp kirsch or brandy.

For the cream topping: 300ml cream, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp sifted icing sugar and 200ml tub creme fraiche.

For the decoration: Handful edible gold stars, Good sprinkling edible gold sprinkles, 100g dark chocolate, in large thick shavings, 100g white chocolate, in large thick shavings and 100g fresh cherries (optional).

See recipes by Donal in his book titled: Donal’s Super Food in Minutes: Easy Recipes. 30 Minutes or Less. Good for you too! available from Amazon now.

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