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Trifle with innumberable choices

Trifles are layered desert.  There are four basic layers – the bread layer, the cream layer, the fruit layer, the garnish layer and the final fancy insert. This post suggests the basic lay out of trifles and options to use for the four layers.

Trifle dessert

Kind of food: Desert
How long: 15-30 min
12 serving
Pots n pans
: Bowl to mix,  a wide transparent bowl to serve or wide mouthed glasses for individual servings.


Choices for bread layer Choices for cream layer Fruit layer Choices for garnish layer
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
+ one of the following choices
Choices for the final fancy insert
6 cups of angel food cake (available in the bakery section) chopped into 1″ cubes – 5 cups of whipped cream topping mixed with 1 cup of mango pulp

3 cups of chopped fruits like apples, pineapple, mangoes, pears, grapes, strawberry and kiwi. Avoid over ripe fruits that will turn this mixture soggy.
If you will chop ahead of time add 1 Tbsp of honey or 1 tsp lime juice to prevent fruits from browning
1/2 cup of chocolate shavings (grate a hard chocolate block available in the cake mix/desert aisle using a vegetable peeler) 12 pieces of Pirouline cream filled wafers – Cigar like roles available in the cookie/cracker aisle
6 cups of any cake chopped into 1″ cubes 3 Nos (3.4 Oz boxes) of instant pudding mix (any flavor) – available in the cake mix/desert ingredient asile. Prepare as given in the box with milk 1/4 cup of any one fruit chopped 12 wafers
6 cups of Nilla wafers or other soft cookie – available in the cookie/cracker aisle 6 cups mango shrikand or plain shrikand 1/4 cup of maraschino cherry 12 interesting cookies like star, holiday themed or chocolate coated cookies
12 biscotti pieces

How to arrange:
In the serving bowl place your choice of bread in a single layer.  Top with 1/2 of the cream layer.  If using pudding mix prepare as per instructions on the box.  Top with the fruit layer and then the other  half  of the cream layer.  Fill a tea strainer with cocoa powder and tap slightly on the edge of the strainer to form a uniform dusting on top.  Garnish with your choice of garnishes. Trifles can be arranged in a wide transparent bowl or as individual serving in wine or martini glasses. And finally place your choice of fancy insert on individual servings of trifle or on top of the individual trifles in glasses at the time of serving.
Note:  If you are confused with what to choose for each layer, then assess which ingredient choice mentioned for each layer is your most favorite.  Voila! It is that simple.

Make it Fast, Fun, and Facile! – Sri

Serving ideas
For a very fancy look, layer this trifle in wine glasses or glass tumblers or transparent disposable glasses.
Drizzle chocolate sauce or caramel sauce on top for a contrasting visual effect.


December 3, 2008 at 6:26 am Leave a comment

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