ultimate trifle please, and not getting into jelly debate

(6 Posts)
Mulledandmerry Wed 26-Dec-12 17:41:14

Having spent Christmas ill on the sofa i am planning to redeem myself tomorrow with a spectacular trifle! Ideas please..do i make my own custard from scratch? I will accept jelly and no jelly versions...which fruit..any booze..swiss roll..sponge..madeira..sprinkles! Please enhance my life with your ideas!

No jelly.

Sponge cake
Douse with port.
Layer with raspberries
More port
Custard (I use the 'posh' ready made stuff from the fridge aisle)
Whipped cream
Make a syrup from port and sugar. Cool. Drizzle over the cream.
Top with toasted flaked almonds.

BellaVita Wed 26-Dec-12 19:13:31

Will you all shirrup about bloody trifle.

I sooooo want some.

<<drools>>

I do the same as Remus. Maybe use Madeira instead of port and just the smallest sprinkle of grated dark chocolate over the almonds -yum!

brightwell Thu 27-Dec-12 10:09:13

I do the same as Remus......but I slice trifle sponges & spread rasp jam on them, chuck raspberries & a shake of icing sugar to sweeten. Douse with raspberry liqueur, cover with ready made custard, then the whipped cream & flaked almonds & sometimes I chuck pomegranite on the top as well.

moondog Thu 27-Dec-12 10:11:07

Home made sponge cake-slightly stale is best.
Slice and sprinkle with sherry.
Use liquid from 3 cans of raspberries and mix with gelatine, then add to fruit again, adding chopped walnuts.
Goes on top of sponge.
Cooled home made custard.
Whipped cream
Toasted almonds

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