A grand total of three summery Christmas desserts

I think we exceeded all expectation this year… not only did we have THREE desserts on Christmas day, they were all totally gorgeous!

trifle, mousse, pavlova


First up was a Summery Berry Trifle: made with layers of homemade Lemon Sponge, homemade custard flavored with brandy, orange and cinnamon, and plenty of berries sloshing around in Cointreau.

trifle, berries


Next were the individual chocolate mousse: two separate layers of mousse, the first flavored with Frangelico (the hazelnut liqueur), the second flavored with espresso coffee.

chocolate mousse



And last, but not least, the quintessential New Zealand dessert, the Pavlova! I’m not really a fan myself, but with so many egg whites left over from making the custard it seemed like the logical choice… and a popular one too.




What did you enjoy eating most on Christmas Day at your place?


6 thoughts on “A grand total of three summery Christmas desserts

      1. My mum made the trifle. Hers is just store-bought sponge, jelly, brandy custard and cream. And the pavlova was a store-bought base topped with strawberries, blueberries, passionfruit and kiwifruit and cream. So pretty traditional, I guess. One day when I don’t have a full time job I’ll try and do it all from scratch πŸ˜›

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