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« on: June 06, 2016 07:04:33 AM »

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 Cheesy
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! Cheesy

I'd made a silly trifle crown for the winner, with hundreds and thousands sewn onto the top for extra 1970s style Wink

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016 07:50:42 AM »

What a fun competition! 

They all look yummy, but yours with the fruit appeals to me the most!

The crown is so fun!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016 08:11:57 AM »

YUM! That crown is fab!
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016 08:47:44 AM »

Trifle Queen! I love that crown, and what a deliciously fun competition!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016 09:27:45 AM »

What a fun competition and great "excuse" for a sweet party!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016 10:32:20 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016 06:18:51 PM »

Sooo yummy looking! Your trifle is beautiful, and the trifle crown is so clever! There should be crowns for more occasions like this Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016 07:48:00 PM »

Congrats on your Trifle Victory! Looks like it was a fun and delicious contest.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016 03:07:08 AM »

Thank you! It was great fun, and delicious, but none of us want to see a trifle again anytime soon after having 5 bowls of it in one evening Cheesy

We are hatching plans for another foodie competition soon though!
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016 07:32:23 AM »

All the trifles look delicious! I don't think I've ever tried one. I may have to whip up your recipe
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