Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Old fruit, it's a mere trifle
It's my turn to provide dessert for our weekly bible study group. In the past, I've been buying cakes from Awfully Chocolate and Blood Brothers cafe, or going to Cold Storage and relying on good old Sara Lee, but this time I've decided to do something different.
I've always been a bit ga-ga over the concept of English tea- scones and piping hot tea, crumpets, cucumber sandwiches, blancmange, jelly pudding and the like. When I was a kid, my favourite pastime was to imagine myself in Enid Blyton books. I really envied those goody-goody kids from The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair having fantastic adventures and then going home for tea, (When you're Engligh, you never miss tea-time) or if it wasn't possible to be home for tea, then to pack a picnic basket (along with the checked tablecloth) filled with goodies. Yum.
So my dessert of choice? Trifle. Layers of sponge fingers, jelly, a dash of sherry, lots of fruit, and fresh cream. What's not to like? My aunt recently reawakened my liking of trifle when she made it as dessert during one of our family dinners. And it's so easy to make. I can't wait to start tonight. The recipe I found here sounds yummy, and I love the idea of making the trifle in little glasses, but I've decided to make my own version, with strawberries, mandarin oranges, lychees and peaches in a big bowl. Hope it turns out good.