Trifle desserts are an all time favourite ,and who doesn’t love this layered and eye
pleasing dessert.? Trifles originating from England, can be made into different
flavors.Its all in your creativity, that you produce a good combined dessert.This recipe that
i’m going to give you now is free from fresh cream.
Leftover cake pieces ,can be transformed into this lovely dessert.The custard and the fruit
juice ,can be any flavor.Sherry ,rum or brandy can be used with the juice ,or plain fruit
juice,caramel syrup could be used to satisfy the non-alcoholic.Even the sponge can be
different!So hit the innovation button!
Very simple and easy !
For the base
1 thin piece of vanilla sponge cake (even eggless could be used BASIC CAKE (EGGLESS)WITH VARIATIONS)
1/2 cup fruit juice (mango and pineapple)
1 cup stewed pineapple pieces and mango (if available)
For the custard (eggless)
2.5 -3 cups milk
2.5 tblsp.vanilla custard powder
Take half cup of milk only first, and mix in the custard powder free from lumps.
Next add the remaining milk and sugar and heat in a thick bottomed pan.Once it has
reached a boil add the milk and custard powder mix.Keep stirring (.Once you add the
custard powder you should be vigilant or the custard will get burnt) .When you see the
custard turningthick and glossy,remove from fire and set aside.
For the top layer
1 packet raspberry /strawberry jelly crystals.
Prepare as instructed in the type or brand of jelly you have.
Place the thin sponge cake at the bottom of the dish you wish to.
Poke holes with a fork or skewer.Drizzle the sherry over.Next add the
fruit juice.(not too soggy),with the fruit pieces.
Pour the custard over this.
Next slowly pour the jelly,and allow to set in the refridgerator.
Few variations for trifle
1.Brownie base,or chocolate base+chocolate custard+chocolate ganache.
2.Caramel sponge+coffee custard+butterscotch candy crumbled+caramel jelly/jaggery
3.Pineapple sponge +coconut milk custard+fruits like pinepple, mango,kiwi+strawberry
4.Red velvet sponge+cream cheese,or vanilla custard +strawberry jelly.
5.Coffee sponge+coffee liquor+cream cheese/mascapone cheese +wine jelly
6.Sponge cake+passion fruit juice+white chocolate custard+passion fruit jelly
China moss can be used to make jellies of your choice and flavor.
You could top with fresh cream,or instead of custard you can use cream too.
Any type of nuts,macaroons marshmallows ,cubed jellies,can be included.
I have only given an outline of ideas,there are many many more on my mind.
Thought to create a new category titled trifles???