Nancy McCafferty’s Berry Trifle

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… followed by Chef’s notes and Lady Finger Recipe


TrifleThis was a delicious dessert that was served at a small gathering in June. With weather in Phoenix topping a hundred degrees, this went over really well. Plus, she said it only took about half an hour to prepare.

Served ten people with some left over.

1 box prepared Vanilla pudding – instant or stovetop
2 cups milk
8 ounces cream cheese – softened
6 ounces Greek vanilla yogurt
10 ounce frozen loaf pound cake – thaw and cube into half inch cubes
6 cups strawberries – cut in half – remove stem
2 cups blueberries
1 cup raspberries

  1. Prepare pudding – set aside
  2. Mix cream cheese and yogurt on medium speed until smooth
  3. Fold in pudding
  4. Gently mix fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  5. In a large glass bowl (3-4 quarts) create three layers. Layer 1/3 of the following:
    •   cake, pudding, fruit
    •   repeat
    •   repeat
  6. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.  Best if chilled at least 4 hours.

If you are interested, you can make your own lady fingers rather than using pound cake


Chef’s Notes

DO NOT USE ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IN MY COOKBOOK.


These notes are gleaned from PBS The Great British Baking Show

  • A Trifle should have well-defined layers
  • Trifles are a West Wales staple – placed on tables several times each week
  • Trifles traditionally use lady fingers for the cake layers
  • Another option is Vanilla Wafers
  • Use a shallow disk to serve many and to all all flavors in a single serving
  • Biscuits need to absorb the liquid without disintegrating
  • Many of the chefs used lemon meringue or lemon curd – The custard should be thick
  • Recipe 1: layers of biscuit/cake, strawberry, whipped cream and blueberry
  • Recipe 2: Recipe featured a praline circle on the top
  • Recipe 3: bananas, strawberries, mangos with Lemon Macaroons on top
  • Recipe 4: Ginger cake with fruit and creme anglaise
  • Recipe 5: Spray the layers with cointreau
  • Recipe 6: Peach, almond and ginger – with browned butter
  • Recipe 7: Cake layer was a lemon Swiss roll
  • Recipe 8: Amaretti Bisquits on top
  • Recipe 9: Chef used a jelly layer

If you are interested, you can MAKE YOUR OWN LADY FINGERS rather than using pound cake

 

Recipe from Wall Street Journal

Dec 20, 2016 – CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Trifle 1 Trifle 2 Trifle 3
What they are calling their Christmas Pudding was defined in a previous publication. You can use slices of Angel Food Cake, Vanilla Wafers, or more traditionally Lady Fingers. This goes over GREAT at parties. Make sure you assemble it into a clear glass bowl or the WOW factor is lost.


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