A while ago some friends and I were discussing trifles since we had grown up with them at parties and Christmas. We disagreed with what went in the best trifle, so we decided to have a little competition!
This was my entry...
I followed this recipe
as it was the most similar to what I grew up with, but with a few tweaks.
I used Madeira cake rather than sponge fingers.
I added 5 tablespoons of port rather than the sherry.
I used fresh strawberries, raspberries and also blackberries. I only wanted the jelly to be around the fruit, I didn't want it as a layer on it's own so I added more fruit than the recipe asked for. Maybe 450g.
Into the strawberry jelly (jello) I added a little Ribena (blackcurrant cordial) for more fruity umph
No almonds, just 2 Cadbury's Flake which I bashed up into little bits. ( I went over it in the packet with a rolling pin). We always had our trifles covered in flake growing up.
Here were all the contenders...
And the winner?
I was joint first with a very boozy Pina Colada Trifle!
I'd made a silly trifle crown for the winner, with hundreds and thousands sewn onto the top for extra 1970s style