My culinary talents when making dessert typically extend to jelly from a packet or if I'm feeling really creative, fruit salad and cream. My delight at finding the Cheat's Trifle Recipe on the side of Pauls Double Thick French Vanilla Custard meant my guests would now be served a delectable dessert instead of the slap and dash apricots and custard I was so well known for.
In itself, the word trifle refers to something as being insignificant, so it's not to be confused with the tasty trifle dessert. There are countless variations for this sweet so it's easy to experiment with your own favourite fruits and flavours. Essentially it's a dessert containing sponge cake, fruit or jam, custard, cream and your choice of garnishes like chocolate, nuts or toasted coconut.
Trifle can be served for any occasion like the annual Christmas feasts, family gatherings, picnics, barbecues, dinner parties or anytime you feel like a delicious treat.
Pauls Cheat's Trifle Recipe Unlike the traditional trifle recipes that are served in a large bowl, this quick and easy recipe allows you to create individual servings for your guests. This helps to keep costs down and it's a great excuse for making trifle for one.
Mud or Sponge Cake (pre-bought from your local grocery store) Pauls Double Thick Custard (French Vanilla)
Pauls Double Thick Custard (French Vanilla)
Strawberries Cream Shaved Chocolate
1. Take out your required number of wine or dessert glasses (any standard glass will do.) 2. Crumble your mud or sponge cake into the bottom of the glass. You want to make sure you've left enough room for the custard and strawberries so only fill about 1/3 full with cake.
3. Pour Pauls Double Thick Custard over the cake. Fill to the middle of the glass.
4. Chop or slice your strawberries and place on top of custard.
5. Add a dollop of cream. Grate some chocolate and sprinkle on top of cream. A flake is a good alternative for chocolate shavings.
It's as simple as that. You can make as much or as little as you like.
Variations for this Recipe
1. Instead of strawberries you can use raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, cherries, peaches, apples or any other type of fruit. Jam can be used instead of fresh fruit.
2. Pauls also make a Double Thick Chocolate Custard. Use this instead of the French vanilla flavour.
3. Add some granulated nuts on top of the cream
4. Use a low-fat custard or cream for a healthier option.
5. Replace the custard with ice-cream.
Listed below are some additional Trifle recipes that are easy to make and won't cost you a bundle. I've chosen recipes that contain no alcohol (as opposed to other recipes that use port or sherry) so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Pauls Double Thick Custard, both Vanilla and Chocolate is simply THE BEST!!! I use it for many desserts, but also use it in my "traditional" Trifle! Easy as: 1 pkt jam rollettes placed in the bottom of a large glass bowl, drizzle port or sherry over it, pour 1 can "fruit salad" over that (you can add a little of the juice too, but not too much). Then pour the custard over that place in fridge. Make up a packet of jelly (any color), when nearly set, mash it up with a fork and spoon on top of the custard. Decorate with cream! This can also be made into individual serving glasses. Enjoy!
By jan.d - reader Monday, 26th of November @ 11:02 pm