Christmas couldn’t come any sooner for me this year. I am already buying into the buzz of the silly season by eating and drinking too much and compared to last year I am as cool as a cucumber. I am not strung out about what to serve for Christmas dinner, where to go for the 3 week break or what is on the present list. My dining table is a pile of homemade chutney, ribbon, truffle ingredients and wine. My friends and family may not be getting snazzy personalised presents but they will be getting something handmade, something to eat or something to drink and I think my mental health will be in much better spirits for it.
This trifle is a little classier than the sponge cake, tinned fruit and raspberry jelly variety but it’s just as simple to make.