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Dessert. Best English Trifle Dessert Recipe. How to Make this Delightful Dessert with Delicious British Custard
Picture this The Perfect Dessert
Rich and Wonderful Dessert for great Occasions
This is an approximate recipe, more an assemblage of good things which blend together to make a wonderful dessert. Leave out nuts in case any one is allergic to them if you are having a large gathering. Leave out the booze if children are present! Warn drivers if they eat lots of it And you’ve added a fair wallop of alcohol. Warning: This may become addictive. Allow two days to assemble. If you can't find Birds custard powder, you may substitute instant dessert in a vanilla or other neutral flavor, but in my opinion, Birds is best!
Sherry, Brandy , Amoretto or booze of choice.
Birds custard powder (or if unobtainable try a "jello" brand instant dessert mix or even make a simple egg custard)
1 or 2 Bananas
Large strawberry or Raspberry Jello package
Large can of Fruit Cocktail with no pineapple or jello won’t set
Quantity of quality plain sponge cake (I use Entermans)
Walnuts to decorate
Berry fruit to decorate
Large (Pretty!) glass bowl, size according to number of people to be served, which is why the ingredients are approximate.
Slice sponge cake into horizontal slices and arrange half on bottom of the bowl. Open can of fruit, drain and save juice. Arrange fruit over sponge cake and place more sponge on top to make it level, try to make fruit visible through the glass bowl in an attractive way. Make jello using three quarters of stated water and make up with saved fruit juice. Allow to cool slightly. Slosh booze over sponge cake to taste, I usually use two tablespoons of sherry but it’s your choice. Carefully pour cooled jello mixture over sponge cake. Leave to set until firm, usually overnight.
Slice bananas levelly over set jello letting some show at the edge.
Make custard according to directions on packet (I usually cut down amount of sugar as it can be over sweet.)Or if you cant find the Birds Custard mix try a Desert mix made with milk or make a simple egg custard instead.) Pour over bananas. Allow to cool and set.
Spread jam over the set custard in a thin layer.
Beat cream until stiff and pile on top of cold custard and jam.
Toast walnuts if using them and chop finely, spread on top of cream. I usually keep them to a small circle on top in defferance to those with false teeth!
Decorate with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or whatever,
Chill until ready to serve. Yum yum! Enjoy!
Truly Tempting Trifle Dessert
A Charming Video as Children make their version of Trifle
There are so many special occasions when Trifle can be served as the perfect Dessert. In our home it was a must at Christmas because most people found that the traditional Christmas pudding was too heavy to eat after an enormous festive lunch. It would make an ideal finish to a wedding feast prepared as individual portions in pretty dishes. Be sure to leave out the nuts for this. With inexpensive ingredients you can prepare a dessert fit for a king, just remember that it takes a little time. Time not wasted! Enloy!