21 October 2016

Winter clementineTriffle (Triffle de mandarinas o clementinas)

Here we are in the late winter, almost spring but elsewhere just going to start the winter. 
Tangerines or clementines are more winter like oranges. This dessert was made with a batch of clementines that I had in fridge.
This triffle  is about biscuits,jelly, vanilla curd, clementines and meringue :)
It is absolutely delicious, We love clementines or tangerines.


18 small clementines peel on
275 g caster sugar
3tablespoon triple sec or rum
 1  1/2 tablespoon powdered gelatin 
15 ladyfinger biscuits
Vanilla custard about 400 ml (shop bought or  you cane make yours)
3 egg whites
pinch of cream of tartar 
5 or 6 glasses


Place 8 of the whole clementines in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil.
Cook for 5 minutes then drain, cover again with cold water and add 150 g of the sugar. Slowly bring to the boil again the simmer for 8 minutes until soft.
Drain, reserving  the liquid.

Meanwhile, finely zest and juice the remaining 10 uncooked clementines into a measuring jug and add the triple sec or rum with enough of the reserved liquid to bring up to 700 ml. Pour into a pan bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the softened  gelatine until dissolved,  pass through a fine sieve and cool for 30 minutes.

Carefully cut the cooked clementines into 3 or two rounds. Dip them into the jelly mixture and layer into the glasses with the sponge fingers also dipped in the jelly mixture (dip them briefly so you dont make them  soggy) 

Arrangue the clementine rounds with the cut side facing the sides of the glasses, and place the fingers between and in the centre to support them. Pour in the rest of the jelly and chill in the fridge until set. about1 hour .
Once set top with the vanilla custard and return to the fridge until reday to serve.
Whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until soft peaks, Add the remaining sugar, a spoonful at a time, whisking continuously until you have a thick , glossymeringue. Spoon the meringue over the custard, pulling it up into peaks as you go.
Blow torch to the colour meringue until golden in places.

If you dont have a torch for golden you can let the meringue white.

En español

Trifle de mandarinas o clementinas


  1. This trifle makes me drool..so yummy

  2. Devono essere deliziose queste coppette! Segno! Grazie! 😘

  3. magnifiche e golose queste coppette!! buon we

  4. Lovely little individual trifles, Gloria. Love clementines!

  5. What a gorgeous trifle recipe! That meringue topping looks really tempting.

  6. Beautiful presentation! Looks so tasty and refreshing. :)

  7. Adoro i dolci agli agrumi. Dev'essere delizioso questo dessert :) Un abbraccio, buona domenica

  8. I do like clementines - these look great!

    All the best Jan

  9. Gloria, A lovely little dessert! Light...yet satisfying. The only problem with this one is that my wife would never trust me with a blow torch... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks David. You can leave the meringue white !

  10. che meraviglia, adoro le clementine ! Buona domenica Gloria, un abbraccio !

  11. Che meraviglia, un dessert irresistibile :)
    Un bacio

  12. Exquisito!!!Una verdadera delicia.Un beso.

  13. I love all citrus flavours, and I think this recipe is terrific!

  14. What a beautiful combination with the refreshing clementines and luscious meringue, Gloria! It looks so delicious! xo

  15. Love this heavenly dessert...! love the way you presented and pics... :)

  16. Un dessert molto goloso e anche molto elegante! Un bacio :*

  17. Beati voi che state andando verso la bella stagione, noi invece siamo già scivolati nelle grigie e piovose giornate autunnali......mi consola il fatto che tra poco potrò fare queste meravigliose coppette con le clementine, devono essere buonissime!!!

  18. That is sure a fancy one indeed.

  19. Hi Gloria, what a beautiful triffle, love how you torched the meringue. Looks delicious!

  20. Tangerines, clementines... I never know the difference. But I love them all.

  21. I love fruit in dessert! Great idea!

  22. What a great idea Gloria! It looks so delicious - I love clementines.

  23. TRoppo golosa questa coppa!!!!

  24. Pretty and so simple this dessert of yours...
    Hope you are having a fantastic week Gloria :)

  25. Yum, you are right clementines are so good during winter, the triffle looks so good:) I cant wait until the clementine and tangerine season will start in here:)

  26. Hola Gloria aquí estoy de vuelta...que cosa mas deliciosa, me encantan las clementinas, estoy deseando que maduren para prepararlo. Besos

  27. Hello Gloria. The recipe looks stunning! I'm dying to taste it now..

    PS. It's Marcela from tastefolio. I had to take a break in cooking and started to take more pictures of things that surrounds me. I don't have a 'real' blog rather than portfolio, but I keep sharing my snaps at my fb page: http://fabebook.com/marrific

  28. I love the tartness and sweetness in this recipe. I can eat Clementines by the handful!
    Sorry I have been absent... lots of catching up to do. xox


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