Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Old fruit, it's a mere trifle


From Joyofbaking

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.

7 comments:

Li-er said...

That looks yummy!!! Hope your DIY recipe is good too!
oh, is the awfully chocolate cake really good? I have walked past the RP branch many times, but no courage to order one. Cos it's so sinful!! hahaa...

Tym said...

Is it really that easy to make? Do share, particularly with culinarily challenged folks like me.

Li-er > Yes, Awfully Chocolate cake is v good. Second only to Lana, IMO. Faster go and buy!! Their hei (black) chocolate ice cream is really yummy too!

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Dammit now I have chocolate craving. Bad BAD blogger friends!!

JellyGirl said...

Li-er: Like Tym said, Awfully Chocolate is awfully good! I will even venture to say it's better than Lana cake! You must try the chocolate cherry cake, sooo yummy!

Tym: If you're culinarily challenged, then trifle is probably the best thing to start with. No baking and no stove time needed! Just put everything together and shove them in the fridge. Easy peasy japanesy.

LMD: heehee, but your cake sounded yummy too.

Ole' Wolvie said...

So how was the bake fest?

The first cake I baked caved in the middle.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

ow! now I'm hungering for it. I saw th recipe, looks easy, will try! :)

Li-er said...

Geez... I'm so tempted already. Okie dokie, will buy one next week! Thanks!! =)