A Quick Trifle

2013-05-22
English Trifle
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  • Servings : 8 to 10
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    476
  • Calories from Fat

    271
  • Total Fat

    30.1g
  • Saturated Fat

    18.6g
  • Cholesterol

    107mg
  • Sodium

    431mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    46.5g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3.0g
  • Sugars

    21.6g
  • Protein

    4.5g
  • Vitamin A

    20%
  • Vitamin C

    17%
  • Calcium

    12%
  • Iron

    3%
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Classic English trifle is a Christmas tradition for many families. It is a wonderful mix of flavors and textures, yet surprisingly easy to make.

This is a quick take on the recipe.

Trifle

Ingredients

  • 1 large vanilla pudding (not instant) or an equal amount of English custard
  • 1 large angel food cake
  • 2 small or 1 large package frozen raspberries
  • 2 pints whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup brandy or liqueur
  • toasted almonds and/or fresh raspberries for decoration

Method

Step 1

Tear the cake into pieces and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle the cake pieces with the brandy or liqueur and let set overnight (see Tip below), covered tightly. Make the pudding according to the directions on the package and allow to cool. Thaw the raspberries.

Step 2

When you are ready to assemble the trifle, whip the cream. In a bowl, layer the cake, raspberries, pudding and whipped cream. Repeat the layers ending with whipped cream.

Step 3

Decorate with toasted almonds and/or fresh raspberries. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Tips:

  • I don’t think that the cake really has to sit overnight with the brandy. It does taste best though if the brandy has several hours to soak into the cake before serving.

You can use real English custard for this trifle recipe, or a box of vanilla pudding. They are not exactly the same, but close.

The same goes for the angel food cake. Making your own homemade from scratch is not difficult at all (with our recipe found here). You can also use a box of angel food cake mix or buy it pre made, whatever suits you.

This recipe can also easily be multiplied to serve as many as you need, so it’s a great dessert for a crowd.

It looks best in a clear bowl so you can see all the delicious layers.

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If you want to try a holiday treat that is just as delicious as trifle, look here for our decadent chocolate truffles recipe.




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