Asked by: Patrycia Matalobos
food and drink desserts and baking

How far in advance should you make a trifle?

Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

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MAKE AHEAD
Make the trifle (without the cream) up to 2 days ahead. Keep covered in the fridge.

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Also question is, can a trifle be made a day ahead?

Berry Trifle Make Ahead Tips: You can make the cake days in advance and store it tightly covered in the freezer. Defrost it in the fridge before cutting it into cubes. Once you layer the cake with the berries and whipped cream no one will know the cake wasn't freshly baked.

Secondly, how do you layer a trifle? Assemble the Trifle Place 1/3 of the cake cubes in the bottom of the trifle dish, jam side up. Top the cake cubes with 1/3 of the fruit, followed by 1/3 of the custard and finally with 1/3 of the whipped cream. Repeat layers two more times. Decorate the top with fresh fruit.

Considering this, how do I stop my trifle going soggy?

Savoiardi hold their shape well and the sugar coating seems to protect them from getting too soggy. A light drizzle with your favourite liqueur (Marsala is my booze-of-choice for a trifle) is all they need to soften their crispy edges. The biscuitty layers become the perfect foil to the creaminess of the custard.

Can you freeze trifle without the cream?

They defrost quickly and can be spruced up with fruit and whipped cream. Another way to use either one of them is in a trifle. They both can be frozen whole or in a portion. To keep them safe in the freezer, it's best to wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them in a resealable freezer bag.

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How Do You Know When custard is thick enough?

We take crème anglaise off the heat when the mixture registers 175 to 180, but when making the base for ice cream we push the temperature to 180 to 185 for maximum thickness. Baked custards, such as flan and crème brûlée, should jiggle (but not slosh) when gently shaken. This will occur between 170 to 175 degrees.

Justina Turi

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How long does whipped cream last?

Whipped cream lasts for 2 days - 3 months. This is a huge range because of the many ways that you can either make or purchase whipped cream.

Renea Gronniger

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Can you freeze a trifle?

Bring up the plastic wrap to completely seal the trifle. Freeze 24 hours to 3 months.

Nicoll Eykman

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How do I thicken custard?

Starch-Thickened Puddings
Combine your recipe's sugar with a starch-based thickening agent, such as cornstarch, flour or arrowroot powder. Ordinary flour takes up to 20 minutes to completely thicken and lose its pasty, chalky flavor, so it's best to use quick-mixing or "instant" flour in puddings.

Husein Deussing

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What can I use instead of a trifle sponge?

There are some alternatives you can use. Probably the easiest is the Italian Savoiardi or ladyfinger cookies. These are dry sponge cookies normally used in Tiramisu, but they are also good for a trifle.

Roseanne Ebeling

Pundit

Should trifle have jelly?

Essentially, a trifle needs a sponge soaked in sherry (for adults) or fruit juice (for teetotalers or children), a thick layer of creamy custard, and a deep layer of lightly whipped fresh cream. A trifle made with jelly might be more appealing to children; if so, do leave out the sherry.

Mahboob Ramasamy

Pundit

Will tinned custard set on trifle?

you could use a tinned custard - but it might not set very firmly and end up being quite a loose/runny trifle. Its better to use custard powder or make it from scratch http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/ch-custard.html so you can make it quite thick so it will set well.

Binta Zuza

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How do you thicken ready made custard for trifle?

Method 1 Using a Thickening Agent
  1. Add flour and cold water mix to custard ingredients. Mix flour and cold water well, making sure the mixture is smooth.
  2. Use cornstarch as an alternative to flour. Cornstarch, like flour, requires cold water as a mixing agent.
  3. Use tapioca instead of flour or cornstarch.

Abdiel Button

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How do you make Jamie Oliver trifle?

Ingredients
  1. 8 trifle sponges , or 1 Swiss roll.
  2. 1 punnet strawberries.
  3. 1 small wineglass Cointreau.
  4. 135 g pack strawberry jelly.
  5. 2 pints milk.
  6. 4 teaspoons caster sugar.
  7. 35 g sachet strawberry blancmange.
  8. 450 g tinned mandarin segments.

Pelagia Scherfel

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What Sherry do you use for trifle?

Or go for a sweet dark sherry or madeira. Work round the berry flavours. For instance a raspberry liqueur with a raspberry trifle or a limoncello as a contrast to this Nigella recipe which includes blackberries and blackcurrant jam.

Xiaoyun Tsei

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How do you make bird custard for trifle?

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the Bird's custard powder, sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes, whisking constantly once it starts to bubble and thicken. If you like, spread (or drop in spoonfuls) the jam or preserves over the cake.

Mohsan Rivacoba

Teacher

How do you make whipped topping from scratch?

Directions
  1. Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add the whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Store any unused portion in an airtight container for up to 10 hours.

Jhoselin Stiebeler

Teacher

How many layers are in a trifle?

The fruit and sponge layers may be suspended in fruit-flavoured jelly, and these ingredients are usually arranged to produce three or four layers. The contents of a trifle are highly variable; many varieties exist, some forgoing fruit entirely and instead using other ingredients, such as chocolate, coffee or vanilla.

Laureano Michelmair

Teacher

What can I use instead of alcohol in a trifle?

If you have children eating the trifle then fresh orange juice or fresh clementine juice are good non-alcoholic alternatives to the sherry and are also usually juices that children like.

Odd Viroslavsky

Reviewer

What do you put in a trifle bowl?

Do you even know what a trifle bowl is? A trifle is a layered dessert with sponge cake, pudding or gelatin, fruit, and whipped cream.

10 Uses for a Trifle Bowl
  1. Layered fruit salad.
  2. Layered salad.
  3. Layered pasta salad.
  4. Layered Mexican dip.
  5. Dirt pudding.
  6. Layered jello salad.
  7. Store and display muffins.

Landing Veltin

Reviewer

Why is trifle called trifle?

Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence. A proper English trifle is made with real egg custard poured over sponge cake soaked in fruit and sherry and topped with whipped cream.

Gertrude Zhimila

Reviewer

How do you make English custard from scratch?

How to Make Proper English Custard
  1. Bring milk and cream to a simmer slowly on low heat.
  2. 2 Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together, add the egg yolks, combine well.
  3. Slowly whisk the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Add vanilla. Return to the saucepan and stir gently until thickened. Serve hot, or cool.

Jadiya Hansk

Supporter

How do you make jelly?

Measure 1 tablespoon water and 1 ½ teaspoons powdered pectin for each cup of jelly or jam. Place in small saucepan and place over low heat, stirring, until the powdered pectin is dissolved. Add to the sugar and fruit mixture and stir until thoroughly blended (about 2 to 3 minutes). Pour into clean containers.