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Jelly 13 81.25%
Tinned Fruit 9 56.25%
Fresh Fruit 5 31.25%
Dry Sponge Cake 6 37.50%
Boudoir Biscuits 4 25.00%
Custard 16 100.00%
Good Sherry 10 62.50%
Cheap Sherry 3 18.75%
Madiera 3 18.75%
Other Booze 3 18.75%
Thick Cream 12 75.00%
Chantilly Cream 5 31.25%
100s & 1000s 8 50.00%
Cherries 8 50.00%
Anything Else? 4 25.00%
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What ingredients go into a great English trifle?

A multi-choice poll to find out what needs to go into a beautiful wobbly trifle.

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Leave out the sponge and biscuits and, basically, chuck it all in



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Heavy on the booze, eh Mr G. ?
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My preferences relate to any good trifle, not just one from England, ya great French Puddin :cheek:
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And why not



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And why not
As the great Barry Norman would say.





Trifle is English. And that's the end of it.

You can keep your fake northern trifle Tipsy Laird!
(You don't see the English trying to purloin deep-fried Mars-bars or haggis...)


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As the great Barry Norman would say.

One would reffer one to the Oxford English Dictionary where said trifle is described as British :cheek:




Trifle is English. And that's the end of it.

You can keep your fake northern trifle Tipsy Laird!
(You don't see the English trying to purloin deep-fried Mars-bars or haggis...)


One would refer One to the Oxford English Dictionary where said trifle is described as British :cheek:
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Mere is the best.














A mere trifle
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One would refer One to the Oxford English Dictionary where said trifle is described as British :cheek:
One would be wrong. That sounds like an English editor trying to be inclusive.


First Trifle recipe (in an English recipe book): 1596
Act of Union: 1707


Hands off!




(You lost the "Let's be nice and call stuff 'British' instead of English" when you went for the independence vote. )
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One would be wrong. That sounds like an English editor trying to be inclusive.


First Trifle recipe (in an English recipe book): 1596
Act of Union: 1707


Hands off!




(You lost the "Let's be nice and call stuff 'British' instead of English" when you went for the independence vote. )
It's a fair cop

(Bet it originates from India :cheek: )
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Leave out the sponge and biscuits and, basically, chuck it all in
You'll be making your own then!!!

Not a trifle without boudoir biscuits
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This probably explains why we never have trifle then



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The boudoir biscuit in the jelly gives it that trifle texture.
You have to sink them so as to leave some clear jelly but
that spongy bottom bit of jelly is all important to the whole
trifle experience.

Listen to your good lady wife Mr G. She knows about these things.

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Mind you having said all that I have a question:

Do you end up with yoghurt in the trifles at your house?
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dont bother with the 100,s but use plenty of 1000,s
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A mere trifle



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Mind you having said all that I have a question:

Do you end up with yoghurt in the trifles at your house?
I refer you to my earlier post

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This probably explains why we never have trifle then


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1) crappy swiss roll, don't even bother slicing it - just hoy it in.

2) a banana, unpeeled

3) jelly cubes

4) pour a pint of water over this, and leave for a week

5) bin
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Only custard at 100%?

I'd have assumed we would all agree on custard and jelly but
apparently no.


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Trifle sponges cut in half and buttered.
Alternate layers of fruit and sponges in a bowl.
Douse in sherry.
Pour over custard (preferably with an entire bar of dark choc melted into it first).
Allow to set with plate on to prevent custard skinning.
Add whipped cream to top.
Grated choc, hundreds and thousands etc whatever to decorate.

NO ****ING JELLY!!!

copyright Aunty Vera, God rest your soul!

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Trifle sponges cut in half and buttered.


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Trifle sponges cut in half and buttered.
As Lynn says.


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