Gourmet Fast app

Get our Gourmet Fast app and you can download 140 recipes for your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to the print version this month via auto-renewal and you’ll pay only $6 for your first three issues.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Tipsy cakes


You'll need

2 tbsp caster sugar 125 ml sweet sherry 4 1.5cm-thick slices of brioche (120gm, about ½ loaf), crusts removed, quartered, or sponge cake 250 gm strawberries, hulled and quartered 4 amaretti, finely chopped 60 gm flaked almonds, toasted 200 ml pouring cream, softly whipped   Custard 800 ml milk 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways 8 egg yolks 110 gm (½ cup) caster sugar

Method

  • 01
  • For custard, place milk, scraped seeds from vanilla bean and bean in a saucepan and bring almost to the boil. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until well combined, then gradually pour in milk mixture until well combined. Return mixture to same pan and stir over low-medium heat until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not boil. Transfer to a bowl, discard vanilla bean, cover closely with plastic wrap and cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled, or for up 2 days.
  • 02
  • Place sugar in a bowl, add 2 tbsp boiling water, stir until dissolved, then stir in sherry. Place brioche in a flat dish, drizzle with sherry mixture, turning to soak completely.
  • 03
  • Place a piece of brioche in the base of a 150ml glass or small bowl, scatter with some strawberries, then pour in approximately ¼ cup custard, sprinkle with a little chopped amaretti and almonds. Top with 2 pieces of brioche, some strawberries, cream and nuts. Repeat with remaining brioche, strawberries, custard, amaretti and almonds, then serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
Win
dinner for two at 360 Bar & Dining!

To celebrate their Christmas in July festival, Westfield Sydney is bringing you a breathtaking dining experience - dinner for two at 360 Bar and Dining.

Read More
Win
a kitchen prize pack!

Win one of 2 ultimate kitchen prize packs from Blanco featuring a high performance dishwasher, stylish state-of-the-art oven, innovative cooktop and slide out range hood.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

Drink Suggestion

Unsmoked black tea such as China keemun.

You might also like...

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Grilled squid (Pla meuk yang)

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Baked swordfish with fennel, lemons and capers (Pesce spada al forno)

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Sweet and sour tuna (Tonno agrodolce)

Sparkling cherry crush

recipes

Bullshot

Tequila and sangrita

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×