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Old 15.08.2011, 22:41
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All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

Why can I not find jelly cubes???

Croft original pale cream sherry???

Or.... Custard!! (well I could have bought the powder Birds one, but I couldnt read the label) - where is Ambrose when you want it??

In the end, the trifle actually turned out ok with some sliced roulade, fresh fruit, dry sherry (not for drinking), vanilla sauce and some whipped cream and hundreds and thousands!

Never give up!!!
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Old 15.08.2011, 22:46
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

ok birds custard powder!

2 tablespoons of power and 1 - 2 table spoons of sugar. Mix together with a little milk from 1 pint to make a smooth paste. Put the remaining milk over a low heat and warm slowly. When near boiling add the paste and continue to stir until it thinkens.

Jelly - I use the fruit torte jelly. In the baking section and looks like a pot of jam. Warm it up and pour over sponge fingers and allow to set.

Sherry - well any alcohol will do!

Enjoy
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Old 15.08.2011, 22:47
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

http://www.britshop.ch/__shop/8/Desserts-and-Puddings

Also, Globus (and Jelmoli?) have a range of UK products, I believe.

(Did a British seaside themed party for 40 this weekend - fish & chips, cornish pasties, rock, British beer - was a combination of forward planning, buying in and outsourcing to UK...)
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Old 15.08.2011, 23:03
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

Instead of jelly use fruit juice and gelatin. Just soak whatever fresh fruit you want (bananas and strawberries is surprisingly good) and sponge fingers with some juice, make gelatin according to packet instructions, mix. Set. If you want an alcoholic kick Grand Marnier is good. Or Kirsch. Or any schnaps really.

Custard - make the real stuff with eggs and milk and sugar and cornflour. It's not that hard - just find a recipe that has cornflour in it otherwise there's a risk of it turning into scrambled eggs - cornflour helps to stabilise.

Whipped cream on top. Sprinkles, glace cherry.

Having said all that I also bulk import jelly from the UK as the kids love it But I don't put it in trifle.
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Old 15.08.2011, 23:09
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

I grew up with English trifle made with jelly, but my understanding is that traditional trifle does not have jelly, but sponge fingers sandwiched with jam. Together with the usual, fruit, cream, custard & half a bottle of sherry etc.... It's delicious too
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Old 15.08.2011, 23:12
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I grew up with English trifle made with jelly, but my understanding is that traditional trifle does not have jelly, but sponge fingers sandwiched with jam. Together with the usual, fruit, cream, custard & half a bottle of sherry etc.... It's delicious too
This is true - jelly in trifle was invented by Birds - makers of the (rather lovely in an artificial kind of way!) ready made trifle mix with dream topping on instead of cream.
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

Can someone post a pic for the ignorant foreigners like me who don't know what English trifle is???

P.S. Anybody who want to invite me for a taste of it is welcome
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Can someone post a pic for the ignorant foreigners like me who don't know what English trifle is???

P.S. Anybody who want to invite me for a taste of it is welcome
I don't know how to post a picture, Melusine, but next time I make a trifle I'll invite you.
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Old 16.08.2011, 09:03
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

A typical homemade trifle;



Though you can get much posher ones and much uglier ones (though the ugly ones tend to be the best. A bit like cats).
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Old 16.08.2011, 09:04
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Can someone post a pic for the ignorant foreigners like me who don't know what English trifle is???

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Old 16.08.2011, 09:07
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I don't know how to post a picture, Melusine, but next time I make a trifle I'll invite you.
- find an appropriate picture using Google Images,
- click picture,
- click Full Size Image from r.h.s.
- right click on URL (page address) and "copy",

- now reply to post on EF,
- click on paper clip at top,
- choose top box from half way down small pop-up window "Upload File from a URL",
- right click and "paste",
- click upload,
- if successful it will appear at the bottom of this box, if not (normally blog spot URL's) it will show at the top in bold - choose another pic and repeat above.

When you have finished the text and post your reply the pic will appear as an "Attached Thumbnail".
Alternatively you can also click the down arrow (triangle) on r.h.s. of paper clip, which will also show the link to your image - click this and it will appear as "[ATTACH] a number [ATTACH] in the position where the curser was.


Be warned, some unsuspecting nice images from Google Images can come with some "nasties" piggy-backing" on them - my AV software has blocked a few trojans in the past and unfortunately, (on my old lap top using "CrapAfee"),on a couple of occasions, hasn't.

[It would have been quicker to post a bloody picture, myself]
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Dribbling over a picture of trifle at 9 in the morning.
How sad is that?
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Old 16.08.2011, 09:27
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Why can I not find jelly cubes???

Croft original pale cream sherry???

Or.... Custard!! (well I could have bought the powder Birds one, but I couldnt read the label) - where is Ambrose when you want it??

In the end, the trifle actually turned out ok with some sliced roulade, fresh fruit, dry sherry (not for drinking), vanilla sauce and some whipped cream and hundreds and thousands!

Never give up!!!
Sod the trifle - if anyone knows where to get this (relatively easily) - or anything resembling a half decent pale cream - post it here please.

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Dribbling over a picture of trifle at 9 in the morning.
How sad is that?
It's a trifle too much for me.
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- find an appropriate picture using Google Images,
- click picture,
- click Full Size Image from r.h.s.
- right click on URL (page address) and "copy",

- now reply to post on EF,
- click on paper clip at top,
- choose top box from half way down small pop-up window "Upload File from a URL",
- right click and "paste",
- click upload,
- if successful it will appear at the bottom of this box, if not (normally blog spot URL's) it will show at the top in bold - choose another pic and repeat above.

When you have finished the text and post your reply the pic will appear as an "Attached Thumbnail".
Alternatively you can also click the down arrow (triangle) on r.h.s. of paper clip, which will also show the link to your image - click this and it will appear as "[ATTACH] a number [ATTACH] in the position where the curser was.


Be warned, some unsuspecting nice images from Google Images can come with some "nasties" piggy-backing" on them - my AV software has blocked a few trojans in the past and unfortunately, (on my old lap top using "CrapAfee"),on a couple of occasions, hasn't.

[It would have been quicker to post a bloody picture, myself]
Thanks TiMow.
What would I do without you?
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Old 16.08.2011, 09:59
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

Looks yummy!
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

i have not had any problem finding jelly in coop or mirgos
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Why can I not find jelly cubes???

Croft original pale cream sherry???

Or.... Custard!! (well I could have bought the powder Birds one, but I couldnt read the label) - where is Ambrose when you want it??

In the end, the trifle actually turned out ok with some sliced roulade, fresh fruit, dry sherry (not for drinking), vanilla sauce and some whipped cream and hundreds and thousands!

Never give up!!!

You just invented Swiss Trifle! Well done!!

Reminded me of the episode of Friends where Rachael was making a trifle but got the pages of a cookbook stuck, so she started out making a trifle and continued with a recipe for Shepherd's Pie.
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Re: All I wanted was a good ol' English Trifle

I have no problems finding custard at coop or migros.. its just called something different.. Creme
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