12 ounces pound cake
2 tablespoons raspberry jam, melted
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup brandy
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons super fine sugar
3 cups Custard crean
2 cups fresh raspberries
Cut the pound cake into 1 inch cubes, and combine with the melted raspberry.
In a round serving glass bowl, alternate layers of pound cake and custard sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the almonds. Pour the sherry and brandy over and let steep for 30 minutes.
Whip the cream until stiff, gradually adding the sugar. Save a dozen raspberries for garnish. Scatter the rest over the cake, then spread 1/2 of the cream.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a large decorative tip, decorate the cake with the remainder cream. Garnish with raspberries and sprinkle with almonds. Serve chilled.