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trifle - what fruit stops jelly setting? and other trifle tips

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GrizzlyMacDuff Fri 24-Dec-10 09:02:35

I remember some fruits/juices stop jelly setting, what is it? so we don't ruin it! (think it is pineapple?)

Also, what else can we do to make it fab?

CMOTdibbler Fri 24-Dec-10 09:04:58

Fresh pineapple will stop it setting, but not tinned.

I always make mine with blancmange rather than custard so it sets firm

GrizzlyMacDuff Fri 24-Dec-10 09:06:56

i said blancmange to DH and he went [bleurgh] so guess no to that one!

Can we use frozen fruits or do they have to be defrosted? We have, as always left it to the last minute!

Also how about fresh clementines? should we soak them to make them soft first?

KatyMac Fri 24-Dec-10 09:09:06

Clementines you would have to peel the inner skin bit & it's a faff?

Frzen would be fine - just leave it out the fridge for a bit - when are you eating it

GrizzlyMacDuff Fri 24-Dec-10 09:25:04

oh i won't bother then! will use frozen grin

KatyMac Fri 24-Dec-10 09:29:28

Good luck

tb Fri 24-Dec-10 18:25:40

Kiwis will stop jelly setting, and so will alcohol, too. So that buggers up the kiwi/pineapple/80% alcohol option wink

GrizzlyMacDuff Fri 24-Dec-10 20:36:51

lol, we decided against the alcohol on account of my 4 year old being a HUGE trifle monster grin

It looks fab, DH made it of course. If I touched it, it would be awful.

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