1 litre freshly squeezed orange juice, strained of pulp
500 ml recently boiled water
3 tablespoons powdered gelatine
Honey or stevia to sweeten
LAYER OF CAKE
Zest from 1 orange
150 g almond meal
3 egg whites
60 ml honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
LAYER OF ALMOND MILK CUSTARD
1 litre almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
5 tablespoons cornflour
1 x 5 g sheet leaf gelatine (optional for a firmer custard) soaked in cold water
EMBELLISHMENTS + ASSEMBLY
180 ml fresh passionfruit pulp or mango
3 tablespoons good quality apricot jam
3 tablespoons water or orange juice
🌟STEP 1 – MAKE YOUR JELLY
COMBINE water and gelatine into a bowl and stir until the gelatine dissolves.
POUR in the orange juice and stir through until combined.
SWEETEN to taste if you like.
POUR into your favourite trifle dish and carefully place into the fridge to set. This should take about 4-6 hours.
🌟STEP 2 – MAKE YOUR FLOURLESS ORANGE CAKE
COMBINE the orange zest, almond meal, egg whites, honey, olive oil and vanilla into a bowl.
POUR into a 20 cm cake tin lined with baking paper.
BAKE for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
COOL completely before using.
🌟STEP 3 – MAKE YOUR ALMOND CUSTARD
HEAT 750 ml of Mandolé Orchard Almond Milk and maple over a gentle heat.
COMBINE the rest of the 250 ml Mandolé Orchard Almond Milk with the cornflour until smooth.
POUR the cornflour mixture into the hot almond milk and whisk on the stove until thickened, then remove from the heat.
ADD the soaked leaf gelatine (if using) and whisk through at the end. This extra step gives a nice firm custard which adds that extra touch. Cover the top of the custard with clingfilm for a few moments whilst you assemble the rest of the trifle.
🌟STEP 4 – COMPLETE ASSEMBLY
COVER the set jelly in the trifle dish with the cooled orange cake. Trim any sides if needed to fit.
COMBINE apricot jam with water or orange juice and spread over the top of the orange cake.
POUR the warm custard over the cake and place into the fridge immediately to set and cool. You may need not use all of the custard, as this is based on your trifle dish.
TOP the trifle generously with passionfruit pulp or mango. I love the tart tang that passionfruit gives to the whole dish.
To make the avocado frosting combine the flesh from 2 ripe avocados,
125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) pure maple syrup, 125 ml (½ cup/4 fl oz) coconut cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 60 g (½ cup/2 oz) dark cocoa powder and a generous pinch of sea salt. Blend until smooth and use as the frosting for the cake.