Friday, July 11, 2014

English Trifle

Living very close to Wimbledon has definitely rubbed on some serious tennis interest in me. Last Sunday when it was Wimbledon final I was all set to watch the game with a classic English trifle. It was a nail biting game indeed, we were supporting Djokovic and I really jumped out of joy when he won! Now that the Wimbledon is over I am following football religiously. I would have loved to see in Brazil in final but now that they are gone I am supporting Argentina J

Anyway coming back to topic, it’s so easy to assemble this trifle and all you need to cook is   some home -made custard. In case if you don’t want to make homemade custard use custard powder which is also pretty good.

Ingredients (Serves 4 )
Trifle Sponges/ Sponge cakes – 8
Strawberry jam – 8 tsp
Brandy – 2tbs (optional) ( dissolve 2 tbs of  brandy in 2 tbs of water and add 1 tsp of sugar)
Home- made custard ( recipe here)– 2 cups ( thick consistency )
Whipped cream – 300 ml
Icing sugar – 2 tbs
Strawberry and banana slices – 1 cup

  • Slice the sponge lengthwise into two and  spread the  jam and sandwich it back.
  • Place the sponges into a one big  trifle bowl or in individual dessert bowls.
  • Sprinkle brandy (if using ) on the sponges and leave it for 2-3 minutes for soaking.
  • Pour home- made custard on top of it .
  • Spread the fruits slices
  • Finally whip some cream with icing sugar and spread it on top layer.
  • Allow it to set for an hour or 2 and serve chilled !


Rafeeda AR said...

Oh wow!!! Sounds like a good make ahead dessert... got to try this 4 our next big meeting, of course without the brandy!

Julie said...

a quick and tempting dessert,yummy!!


Hi Vinee,

How are you? How is running going? Glad to see you back active in your space now. I have been slacking both is running & blogging lately. Got to get back in track. The trifle looks yummy. BTW did you add light yellow color to the whipped cream?

Priya Suresh said...

Incredible trifle, who can resist to it, yea even we are supporting Argentina, lets see..

dina said...

it looks so delicious!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

wow.. just hand me one bowl of it and it would be gone in no the presentation and love the very look of it

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

this is so awesome Vinee. Love trifles and I bet this one is a classic...