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How to make a classic Scottish laird trifle

What is Tipsy Laird? So-called because of the inclusion of Scotch Whisky, Tipsy Laird trifle is a unique, delightful Scottish dessert. It is traditionally eaten on festive occasions - whether that’s Burns Night, Hogmanay, Christmas or New Year! Our simple, six-step homemade recipe will have you in the spirit (no pun intended) in no time.

What you'll need
  • 6 tbsp Bell’s Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 1 whole orange
  • 5 trifle sponges
  • 1 carton or tin of custard
  • 450g raspberries
  • Heritage real dairy (squirty) cream
  • 55g flaked almonds (optional)
Cooking directions

Combine the whisky and the juice of your orange in a bowl.


Slice the trifle sponges in half, horizontally. Dunk each piece in the whisky and orange mixture and place them in the bottom of a trifle bowl.


Add your raspberries on top.


Add a layer of custard on top of that.


Top with squirty cream.


Sprinkle your chosen flaked nuts on top. Your trifle is ready! 

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