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Tried and True Trifle Recipe - EDITED

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Tried and True Trifle Recipe - EDITED
Swap Coordinator:MrsAnnaSue (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:9
Last day to signup/drop:May 27, 2009
Date items must be sent by:June 15, 2009
Number of swap partners:8


As per the Oxford Dictionary: a Trifle is a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.

For this swap, we will exchange our favorite tried and true Trifle recipe with 3 partners. I challenge our friends in the UK to show us how it should be done, the rest of us will just have to struggle along somehow :) Do you use jelly/gelatin? real fruit? Sherry? Instant Pudding?

Please vote below whether you would like this to be mailed out or e-mailed, I will take a finally tally at the end to determine the delivery methodology and make a note here on the swap. If the recipes are to be mailed out, they can be put in any format, it is sender's choice (recipe card, back of postcard, front of postcard, full page, etc). Remember to include the swap name and your name so that your partner knows who to rate.

Rules are that you have to have no unexplained or recent ones, and have your profile filled out.

"Trifles make perfection, perfection is no trifle." - Michelangelo

"A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us." - Blaise Pascal


reality 05/14/2009 #

I wont join the swap as I am already in loads more but alot of british ppl are poor at making triffles! I think some of the best are the birdseye triffle in a box where it gives you each layer in a satchet an dyou make it that way. however a nice one is a layer of jelly (any flavour strawberry i like) once set break up chocolate muffins as a second layer. add in a few tinned and pitted cherries (you can add some of the juice into the jelly mix as well!) cover teh choc muffins with custard thick and lovely. whip up some whipping cream and put on top once custard is cooled. if you like top with grated chocolate, hundreads nad thousands and or chopped nuts....noone can steal this and use it as their own though :) lol

MrsAnnaSue 05/14/2009 #

Thank you for sharing your recipe! You have laid down the gauntlet for the others :)

I thought the Trifle was a traditional English dessert and our UK friends would have great family recipes. Perhaps us foreigners can share our recipes and emulate the Birdseye Trifle in a Box (unfortunately I have not seen this in the stores in California).


reauk 05/14/2009 #

ENGLISH TRIFLE TO DIE FOR! 1 (9 inch) sponge cake, cut in cubes 340 g seedless raspberry jam 225 g fresh raspberries

290 ml heavy cream 3 egg yolks 40 g white sugar

290 ml heavy cream 55 g sliced almonds Add to Recipe Box My folders:

DIRECTIONS Spread a little jam on each piece of cake and place in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Sprinkle raspberries over cake. Heat 10 fl. oz. cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While the cream is heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow and smooth. Strain yolk mixture into a clean bowl. Pour hot cream into egg yolks and stir vigorously. Return mixture to pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool. While custard is cooling, whip 10 fl oz. cream until soft peaks form. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast, in a 300 degree oven or toaster oven, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 10 minutes. Spread cooled custard over cake in bowl. Top with whipped cream and toasted almonds. Chill 2 hours before serving.

MrsAnnaSue 05/14/2009 #

Thank you, that looks really scrummy!

MrsAnnaSue 05/14/2009 #

Thank you @reauk for the question about e-mailing!

AngelGurl 05/14/2009 #

Us kiwis make trifle too and I would love to share my dads recipe. I would prefer email as the way to send it out. But will still take part if it is a mail swap.

laurebel 05/14/2009 #

I don't have a trifle recipe and I would need a trifle bowl before I would event attempt to make such a lovely dish. Let's not forget the Friends episode when Rachel made trifle...

stitchingfriend 05/17/2009 #

i would love to take part in this one probably email is best that way everyone can share the receipes loraine

Libbybear 05/19/2009 #

email I think might be best :)

Newfie 05/21/2009 #

I don't make Trifle either, but LOVE it!!! I'm sure my Sis has a great one I can send. She's lived all over the world and is a fantastic cook! And email is my preference too.

Moominbrooke 05/27/2009 #

I'd prefer e-mail, but will take part either way. :0)

Scuslidge 05/28/2009 #

I've sent to everyone, however the email for Melmay bounced twice (when I typed the address in manually and when I just clicked on the link and sent from there - so I know it was right at least one of those times!). Melmay, I'll send yours snail mail unless I hear back with a different e-mail address.


AngelGurl 05/28/2009 #

I have sent to everyone too.Like Scuslidge I had tthe same problems sending to Melmay when I typed the address manually. But when I clicked on the link and sent it from there it worked.Thanks for the recipes I have received thus far.

AngelGurl 05/28/2009 #

I spoke to soon the second email came back. I will pm Melmay. Maybe my attachements were too big.

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