Friday, February 11

not to be trifled with!

If I say so myself, I make an exceedingly good trifle. . .

fat squares of jam-sandwiched home baked sponge, sodden with intoxicating liquor. . .

deep red, icing-sugar sweetened  fruit puree. . .

golden yellow custard (I'm afraid it HAS to be Birds, made from powder not a carton). . .

billowing clouds of whipped cream concealing deliciously plump raspberries. . .

topped with the most Retro and colourfully kitsch "hundreds-&-thousands". . .

and served in my mother-in-law's frosted yellow vintage pressed-glass bowl, on a cloth of starched white lace.

And then of course, there's always the Co-op confection; two spoons plunged greedily into the plastic bowl while watching telly and sharing a bottle of wine. . .:))))))))))))))))))))))))


22 comments:

Country Cottage Chic said...

Homemade trifle is one of my favourite puddings - made the way my mum makes it of course!
But Mr Co-Op's trifle is instant gratification!

Menopausal musing said...

You share trifle??? You SHARE it???????

Vintage Tea Time said...

Drooling here (not a pretty sight!) at your evocative trifle description! Is this a nod to Valentine's weekend - are you trifling with our affections? (sorry....!)

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

I'm with Cathy - you share it????
Ali xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Yum! Trifle. And absolutely the powdered Birds custard. Nothing like it. xx

sue15cat said...

Yum, yum.....to both!!

Sue xx

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Just love the cloth! ... and trifle of course, what true blooded English woman could say otherwise!

Vicky x

Jee said...

Homemade trifle is great, but, trifle at the pop of a lid when what you really want is trifle, NOW, can't be beat!

KC'sCourt! said...

I love making trifle complete with grated chocolate topping, but bought in pastic tub is NICE too!

Sherri B. said...

Sadly, the closest thing to trifle that I've been is watching it being made on the cooking shows.

Alix said...

Oh I adore trifle! The thought of it...It seems to be one of the things the younger generation in our family just don't appreciate. Not that that's a problem...all the more for ME!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I like kiddy trifle - non-alcoholic jellyish stuff! Yum!!

Hesta Nesta said...

I love trifle, can I come and live with you please???
Jo xx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Just how we do it (both options), I'm glad to hear that you share it, but with Dave or Bruce??
Josie x

melbatoast68 said...

Holy Cow! That sound amazing! I'm on the next plane over :)

The Cloth Shed said...

I haven't had homemade trifle in years and you are definitely right about the Birds powder custard....it's the only one that brings back memories of my Mum's trifle....thick, firm custard, none of your sloppy tinned stuff...
Julie x

Autumn Mist said...

Trifle is my all-time favourite pudding. Unfortunately hubby likes it too, so there's no way I'd get one to myself. I'm afraid the Tesco ones are also gorgeous, so I'm spoiled for choice.

Vintage Sea Muse said...

Trifle is good: whether home-made or shop bought ... ;0)

Shirl x

Country Style Living said...

Nothing like an homemade trifle, but that Coop one looks good too...

Heidi said...

I have never had a trifle either ???? sounds delish

Mimi and Tilly said...

Nom, nom, nom. I love all trifles but my mum makes a mean sherry trifle! I have a little co-op near me so will have to go get me a trifle! Em x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Hi Elaine, thank you for your comment, and Oh so true! The trouble is the brief pleasure of playing truant always comes back to haunt me when I see what has piled up in the meantime.
Absolutely love this post, as a great believer of home made, this is almost the food equivalent of truancy....and doesn't it feel wickedly good now and then!

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