Well of course you do.
Really, what a question?
How about custard and cake and fruit and chocolate?
Now all those together=very easy trifle.
Find an excuse to make this.
Like it’s Saturday or the sky is grey or the sky is blue or…you matched your socks that morning.
This will be the hardest part of the whole procedure.
I have a really easy recipe that can be made anytime and has a lot shortcuts. A friend’s mom used to make this and it took me years to convince her to tell me her secrets.
I couldn’t believe it when I found out how easy it was to make.
Feel free to keep it to yourself too. This can be your new go to dessert.
Shortcuts are good, shortcuts mean that you get trifle sooner.
I made a batch of custard, my first cheat is that I used Bird’s custard powder and added a shot of my homemade vanilla to it (2 cups in all).
Then dissolve one package of raspberry jello.
Yes, I said jello.
Mix with 1/2 cup hot water and when it’s disolved 1/2 cup cold water.
Add 3 cups frozen raspberries and mix.
Take a really big bowl and line with thin slices pound cake-I even bought two cakes for this wonderful project. If you are wanting to you can also soak the cake in sherry but since I cook for small one now, alcohol that doesn’t get cooked out just doesn’t work for me anymore. Honestly, all the other good stuff makes the sherry a bit unnecessary.
Add 1/4 of your raspberries, 1/4 of your custard and top with more cake slices.
Repeat until you’ve used up all your ingrients.
I also like to add a bit more fruit into the mix (berries, slice kiwi…) on one of the layers to make myself feel a bit more virtuous.
You know, because I’m eating lots of fresh fruit.
End with cake…
(that’s actually not a bad idea for life in general)
AND a huge layer of whipped cream (sweetened with a bit of icing sugar), berries and shaved chocolate.
Now keep the secrets to yourself and just accept the accolades OR just eat it all yourself.
Happy eating 🙂
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