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Queens Jubilee Meringue Trifle Recipe



Veg HT CD MC 30mins plus setting


This special celebratory trifle doesn't stray too far from a traditional recipe, although it does include jelly which makes a lovely addition especially as it has fresh strawberries suspended in it,  plus mini meringues.


Serves 6-8

Prep & Cook Time:

30 minutes plus setting

Recipe Tags:   Vegetarian  Cold Nuts Fruit Dessert English


1 Strawberry Swiss Roll
4 tbsp Rosewater
325g/12oz Fresh Strawberries
1 Packet Strawberry Jelly
120ml/4 fl.oz Boiling Water
360ml/12 fl.oz. Cold Water
600ml/20fl.oz. Thick Custard
420ml/14 fl.oz. Double Cream, whipped
6 Mini Meringues (about 2.5cm/1-inch diameter)
2 - 3 tbsp Flaked Almonds, toasted



1. Cut the Swiss roll into 8 slices widthways and use to line the base of a 2L/30fl.oz. deep glass dish, taking them up the sides a little so they show through the sides of the bowl and sprinkle them with the rosewater.

2. Reserve 6 even sized strawberries for decoration, cut the remaining strawberries up into quarters and place in the bowl on top of the sponge.

3. Cut the jelly tablet into cubes, place in a heatproof measuring jug and pour over the boiling water and stir until completely melted. Add the cold water and mix well. There should only be about 480ml/16fl.oz. of jelly even if the instructions say 20 fl.oz., as it needs to set to a very firm consistency. Gently pour over the cut strawberries in the bowl, pouring some over the sponge, then place in the refrigeration until set. This can take up to 6 hours.

4. Once the jelly has set, carefully spoon the custard over the top, level with a spatula, then gently spoon over the whipped cream and spread to evenly cover the custard. Decorate the top with the meringues, reserved whole strawberries and toasted almonds. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.    End of instructions




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Tips, Options and Substitutions


Substitute the strawberry Swiss roll with a raspberry one and the fresh strawberries with fresh raspberries

Substitute the rosewater with sherry

Use plain or strawberry flavoured meringues

Substitute the almonds with Amaretti biscuits



Not Suitable


Make ahead

Make up to 48 hours before serving. Keep refrigerated at all times

Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Large Glass Serving Bowl

Measuring Jug



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