Friday, September 11, 2015

Trifle


Trifle is an English dessert made by layering cake, custard, fruits, cream and jelly/jello. It is one of the easiest and commonly prepared desserts, not just in this region but all over the world. Trifle is also served at different celebratory and religious occasions along with the other traditional sweet dishes like Gajjer ka Halwa and Zerda. A great choice to have it anytime of the year, I must say and its a family favorite as well. My mother has always prepared it not just for us over the weekend but even for the dinner parties we'd have at home for friends and family. Growing up, whenever we had Chicken Biryani for dinner, she used to make Trifle for dessert on the weekends. Later I started helping with the preps and loved setting the layers. She'd do the basic preparations and the rest was my job :D We always use homemade Pound Cake in this gorgeous dessert and I took on the task of baking it when I grew a little older. I have shared the recipe of it in my next post. Please click on the highlighted text.
The best thing about this dessert is that it is visually very attractive cause of the different colors of the layers showing through the transparent glass bowls/dishes and for that reason also it is a favorite of almost everyone and is a center of attention at your dinner table :) 


I am a dessert lover and I love and enjoy making desserts too. I've learnt making it from my Mom but she has taken a backseat and I make it now :) The first time I prepared it on my own was for a dinner we organised for my newly wed aunt and her husband and I remember being too happy and proud of my creation that I was not able to wait till the dessert would be served and that happiness and pride was doubled when I received so many compliments from everyone esp. the guests of honor! :D

I like using seasonal fresh fruits in it rather than the canned mix fruit as the fresh fruit really enhances the flavors of this refreshing dessert. It's quite pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed during the hot weather and for that very reason, I prefer making it when it's hot here. Last time when I made it for my family, I used fresh cherries and kiwis along with bananas and some canned pineapple chunks; that's the only canned fruit I use since, fresh pineapples are not that easily available here. I also like to make individual servings of Trifle as its more convenient and looks pretty too. Cake and custard both can be used store bought but I'll also be sharing how to make custard at home by using custard powder. Its a quite diverse dessert so feel free to use whatever fruits custard flavor you want and treat your family and friends with some prettiest and tastiest desserts :)

Let's get some sweet-tooth Unleashed today! :D


Trifle

Ingredients:

Milk: 1 liter+1/4 cup
Custard Powder: 2,3 tbsp 
Sugar: 4,5 tbsp.
Pound Cake: 1 (sliced)
Mixed Fruit: 2 cups (pineapple, bananas, kiwi, pitted cherries or any other of your choice, cut into pieces)
Heavy Cream: 250 ml
Jelly/Jello: 2 packs (green and red prepared according to the instructions on the pack and cut into cubes)
Pitted Fresh Cherries , Kiwi Slices and Jelly/Jello Cubes: for garnishing.

Method:

  1. Boil milk and sugar together in a heavy-bottomed pot. Dissolve the custard powder in the 1/4 cup of the milk and slowly pour it into the boiling milk. Let it thicken over medium flame. Take off the stove, cover with the lid and let it cool down before using.
  2. Mix all the cut fruit with the cream in another bowl and keep it aside.
  3. Take a large and tall walled glass bowl and pour some custard into the base of it.
  4. Now place some cake slices over the custard in a way that they make a second layer by covering it completely.
  5. Next, put some of the fruits mixed with the cream over the top of the cake layer and spread it evenly.
  6. Now put some green and red jelly over the fruit and cream layer.
  7. Repeat the layers according to the height of your serving bowl.
  8. Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate to chill it completely.
  9. Garnish with some fresh cherries, kiwi slices and jelly/jello cubes before serving.
  10. The same method can be followed in preparing individual servings.
  11. Serve chilled.
Serves 6

That's all dessert fans! :) The amount of ingredients can always be adjusted according to your taste and desire. I hope you enjoy making and having it. Until next time, keep sharing the goodness of this greatest blessing, that has been bestowed in abundance upon us the lucky ones, with the less fortunate ones.
Thank you and please remember in your Du'as/prayers! :)

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23 comments:

  1. What a lovely bright, tropical look trifle. I bet it's delicious.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, it sure is very delicious :)

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  2. Beautiful dessert for any occasion. I love this has so much fresh fruit added in.

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    1. It sure is, Sandi :) Thanks so much! I love adding fresh fruits to it always :)

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  3. Beautiful dessert for any occasion. I love all of the fresh fruit mixed in.

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  4. I love trifle and this look so inviting, fresh and colorful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Molly! I'm glad you liked :)

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  5. Trifle is one of our favorites. Love the combination of flavors and colors.

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  6. Triffle is a huge favourite of mine. My mum makes a great one. I must try your version..

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    1. I hope you like it, Cristie :)
      Thank you!

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  7. Trifle looks delish! Looks so fresh and colourful too.

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  8. Very delicious! I want it!
    Italia Caruso

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  9. I'm a HUGE dessert fan...love how pretty and colorful this is! :)

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  10. Yummy!!! this Trifle looks just perfect and so summary Madiha...I love the variation of fruits you used. love it!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Manal! Happy that you liked it :)

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  11. Great dessert recipe for holiday! I can't wait to make it this weekend
    === RIKA======

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    1. That's lovely! Please do share feedback :)
      Thanks so much!

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  12. This is a delicious trifle recipe. Love the flavor combinations.

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