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Definition: Trifle

A delicious layered dessert. Originally from England, it usually consists of sponge cake or ladyfingers soaked in liquor. The cake is covered with jam, custard or whipped cream and garnished with shaved chocolate, fresh fruit, or candied nuts. It's best served after several hours of refrigeration.


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
issarocks issarocks 9 years
ooh i've been wanting to make one of these
I love making trifles! You can create so many different once based on your tastes. My favorite, and all-time best, was a strawberry trifle. I happen to get ahold of some perfectly sweet strawberries for it! Mmmm...
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Me too! :ROTFL: As soon as I read the description I could hear that line in my head!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I can't think of trifle without thinking of that Friends episode. I'd probably be looking for the "beef sauted with onions and peas" layer!
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
Syako, haha OMG I have watched WAY too much Friends because I know that line by heart! Good episode though, Joey: "Whats not to like? Custard - good, jam - good, meat - good!"
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I make a Death By Chocolate trifle....there is NEVER anything left! And there's always a line of people wanting some!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
" a layer of lady fingers, then custard and then beef sauted with onions and peas...."Hahahahahahaha!!!! I remember aimeeb!!!!
syako syako 9 years
I know right! I'm thinking this is what I'll bring to Christmas aimeeb I love that episode! peas sauteed with beef and onions. lol.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Syako, I'm planning on trying that later this week! It just looked so good.
Advah Advah 9 years
I'm unhealthily obsessed with trifles. :P Thanks for the recipe Syako, many of my friends made trifles but I was curious to try that myself.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Reminds me of that Friends episode...ha.
syako syako 9 years
mmm... yummy. bon appetit has a white chocolate trifle on their dec. cover that I've been dying to make - here's the recipe. Let me know if anyone has made it or will try it! :)
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