Monday, August 31, 2009

My Go To Dessert

English Trifle has always been a favorite dessert of mine. I remember requesting it as a kid and bringing it to school as a treat. It is easy to make and just makes me happy.

The basic ingredients include: cake, pudding or custard, jell-o, and fruit. I love my trifle bowl, we got for our wedding, and it gives me yet another incentive to make the dessert. I just use what fruit I have and layer all the goodness in the tall, glass bowl. Make it early in the day, so it has a chance t o set-up a bit and chill thoroughly.

Here is my basic recipe for
English Trifle

2 large packages pudding, prepared according to package.
I like "cook and serve" better, but instant works just fine. Typically I use vanilla, but I have used lemon as well.
2 large jell-o, any flavor, prepared according to recipe, but don't let set-up.
4-5 cups fruit, fresh or frozen.
Strawberries, peaches, raspberries and blueberries are great choices. Bananas are good too, but get mushy after the first day.
1 angel food cake.

I layer cake, jell-o before it has set, pudding, fruit and repeat 2-3 times. You can top with whipped cream, but I usually don't. Let it chill for a few hours so the jell-o sets up.



Sharron said...

I love trifle and used to make it a lot. Yours is beautiful!

Jen said...

I cherish a deep and abiding love for trifle of every shape and size.

Tatum said...

Having experienced your trifle, I am quite excited for the recipe, thanks! But it makes me think of Hurricane and miss my house and my neighbor :)

If you take requests, I would LOVE to read a post on your polynesian dishes (which I cannot begin to spell)I think it was some sort of shredded pork and those rolls with the sweet sauce drizzled over the top...I dream about those!

The Mikkelsen Family said...

nothing to do with your post- tho it looks great! but I am answering your question on my blog, I am due Sept. 11