Free-form trifle with berries and custard

Preparation time
less than 30 mins
Cooking time
less than 10 mins
Serves
Serves 4
Dietary
Vegetarian


By Nigel Slater
From Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers

Ingredients

  • 500g/17½oz mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • 3 tbsp sugar, or more to taste
  • splash water
  • 500g/17½oz ready-made plain sponge cake
  • 250ml/9fl oz ready-made custard
  • icing sugar, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Bring the raspberries, blackberries and blueberries to the boil in a saucepan with the sugar and a little water. Simmer for a few minutes until the fruits burst. Set aside.
  2. Slice the sponge cake into thin pieces and place these in a bowl or in four individual soup plates. Spoon over the warm fruits and some of their syrup. Trickle over the custard and, if you wish, dust with icing sugar.