Couple of days back, we had called some guests over for dinner. As it was a continental fare, I wanted to prepare a dessert that went along with it. A quick look at the pantry and I spotted the cake made the previous day as well as some fruits. Trifle was the first thing that came into my mind. It had been ages since I made this dessert. Trifle usually consists of layers of sponge, fruits, custard, jelly and whipped cream. Just as it is a visual treat, it is quite a crowd pleasing dessert.The biggest pleasure to me was to see my friends wiping the dessert bowl clean. What more could I ask for ??
Trifle can be made well ahead of time. It can be served in individual bowls as well. I would recommend not using too much sugar in individual layers, lest the dessert will be too sweet. But those who have a sweet tooth can go ahead and prepare to suit your taste
For the Cake layer
- 2 cups Sponge cake Crumbled - (you can even use cake pieces)
For the Fruit layer
- Orange juice water diluted with a bit of
- to taste Sugar
For the Jelly layer
For the Custard layer
- 500 ml Milk
- 2 tablespoons Custard powder - (heaped)
- 5 - 6 tablespoons Sugar
For the Whipped cream layer
- 1 cup Whipping cream
- to taste sugar Powdered
- Place an empty bowl in the freezer, for whipping cream in it.
- Take another bowl and place the cakes cubes or crumbled cake evenly so that the bottom of the bowl is covered completely.
- Mix the diluted orange juice with water and keep aside. Mix the chopped fruits. Add the orange juice into it and mix well. Spread this over the cake layer.
- Make the jelly according to instructions given on the pack. Pour the jelly over fruit layer evenly. Allow to set. It should not take more than 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, take a small bowl and mix the custard powder with a little milk to form a lightly loose paste. Heat the remaining milk and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. Add the custard powder paste into it and continue stirring, till the mixtures thickens.
- Pour the custard over the set jelly layer and allow to cool. Once cool, place this in the refrigerator till set.
- Take the chilled bowl from the freezer and pour the whipping cream into it. Beat it to soft peaks with a hand mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating till you get stiff peaks.
- Transfer the whipped cream on top of the custard layer and spread evenly. Refrigerate. Garnish with sliced fruits and serve chilled.