Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Strawberry Trifle


It is snowing here,today ! I know I was complaining how unusually dry it was in March, in my last post. But this may not be good for our little pear tree which is full of bloom.The snow is giving an extra coat on the white flowers and the branches are drooping a bit. Hope it gets warmer soon and we get more rain showers instead of snow.This is so expected in this place, if you know a little bit about Colorado weather. The temperature was in late 80s till Sunday and on Tuesday, it went down to 30s !

{Warning: Loads of pictures coming up ! I got carried away ,forgive me. If you don't want to see them all, just scroll down to the bottom, for the recipe }

Strawberry Trifle


Strawberry

We took a long walk during the week end and it was great to see the grass turning green and trees full of buds.Birds were chirping all around, maybe they all migrated back after the cold spell. I was trying to take some pictures of them, but I guess the beep sound from the lens getting focussed, scared them away ! But I managed to take some pictures of Prairie dogs ,which you see a plenty in this part of Colorado.The kids were so excited to watch them so close, most of them so fearless,which may be one reason, that get a lot of them killed when they cross the roads.I think they are so cute,with their heads peeping out from their burrows or watching for danger ,standing on two feet.Though it was bit too hot, we all enjoyed our walk and came back home all refreshed .

Prairie Dogs

Spring 2012

This is a very simple English dessert, traditionally contains alcohols like sherry or white wine . I didn't add any, as I made this for my sweet little kids.But don't ask who ate most of it, I won't tell ! The mercury levels last week, soared up to 85 degree F here and that was a perfect time for this treat. I had some leftover pound cake I over-baked and I thought making trifle would be a great idea.I removed the dark crust and used it in this simply elegant strawberry trifle.So next time if you end up with a unsuccessful pound cake, think Trifle !

Strawberry Trifle

If you have guests coming over,this is a great dessert to serve, which can be made in a few minutes. Also you can buy everything ready made from stores and save a lot of time. If you are all about traditional cooking, go ahead, bake a pound cake of your choice ,whip the cream and layer up ! Either ways it is wonderful !

Strawberry Trifle

Sending this to Berrylove Blog Hop at Soni's Food for Thought. Check out this wonderful blog hop !
Also linking up to Anyone can Cook at Taste of Pearl City

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Serves-6-8

Ingredients:

Pound Cake- 1/2 of a cake(bake it or buy from store)
Strawberry preserves- 2 Tbsp (optional)
Instant vanilla pudding- one 3 ounce pack
Fresh Strawberries- 2 cups, hulled and cut in halves
Whipped Topping, store bought- one 12 ounce pack

Method:

1.Make the pudding, following the package instructions.
2.Crumble the cake, after removing the brown crust.
3.Layer the crumbles in a trifle dish or if you are serving in individual glasses,that is also fine.
4.Layer with a thin layer of strawberry preserve/Jam. This is completely optional
5.Top with a layer of vanilla pudding,followed by strawberries and whipped cream.
6.Serve chilled.

Notes:

1. You can add a couple of spoons of sherry or wine or any alcohol over the cake laeyr to make it moist.
2.If you don't want to use alcohol,I read some where that people use ginger ale. But I really don't know how it tastes like. All the trifles I've tasted either contained alcohol or no alcohol.
3.You can replace pudding with custard, which is actually the traditional way of making trifle.
4.feel free to replace strawberries with any berries or peaches of your choice.
5.I have also read that sometimes people use just fruit preserves instead of fresh or frozen fruit.

Adapted from here

48 comments:

  1. I don't blame u for the pix :) it looks so good - I scrolled to c all the clicks and said to myself. " I thought she said lots of clicks" so u cld have totally added some more :) am making this for the next potluck :)

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  2. Snowed there whereas there was a tornado here today!
    Beautiful pictures. What's better for sweet-toothed hungry human than a dessert that can be made in a jiffy!? :D

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  3. delicious pudding Nami.. love the clicks too..

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  4. Wonderful dessert and i usually make this with custard. great pictures

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  5. fabulous dessrt and awesome clicks....

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  6. Love trifles. I haven't made it before but have never missed having them whenever I see them. They are the perfect Spring- summer dessert. It looks gorgeous

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  7. I love trifles.....looks yummm!

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  8. They are really yummilucious

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  9. Yummy dessert..I know how crazy the colorado climate is... :)

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  10. Awesome trifles, looks so delicious.

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  11. Beautiful clicks... I love trifles and this looks so yummy

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  12. the clicks are indeed beautiful....cute post....and yummmmmmmm trifles....

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  13. Beautiful! I can't wait to try this!

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  14. nice weather always help in getting rid of stressful winter and gray weather...
    Love the trifle... looks so yummy!

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  15. Once again I love your photo perspective. .... I am drooling over it

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  16. Mmmhhh, fabulous! This is one of my favorite desserts.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  17. The photos are awesome both the sweet and the little animals stole my heart!

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  18. What a stunning dessert :D
    Your pictures capture its delicious taste and beauty to the maximum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. Another beautiful picture and gorgeous dessert! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my question about your camera on my blog! Have a great day!

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  20. You had me at trifle! Gorgeous & Happy berrylove!

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  21. such gorgeous pix. i can eat off the computer screen...
    would love to make it...

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  22. I loved each and every clicks, gorgeous pics.

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  23. It bloomed and snowing- U haven't protected the flowering tree? Hope the flowers survived the freeze. We also go finally some rain last week. Love ur pictures and the recipe too!

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  24. Beautiful pictures and I love your strawberry trifle recipe! The layers are so pretty to look at! I love your cherry blossom pictures!

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  26. Wat a super tempting and delectable trifle, just need a spoon to finish that whole glass, yummy..

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  27. The weather can be weird, and unpredictable! But I'm enjoying spring before it gets too warm, and yes the occasional showers too. And don't worry about the picture, I love seeing all the beauty you capture, keep them coming!

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  28. What a lovely dessert. It has wonderful color and great eye appeal. I know I would love it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  29. Wow. This looks delicious! The layers are perfect!
    I have never made a trifle, but I think it`s about time to try!

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  30. I just love how you presented the trifle! It makes for a perfect individual treat.

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  31. Wow...such great fluctuations in temps! Bet the sun came out after the snow :) Love all your pictures and the trifle looks delicious!

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  32. Why don't we eat more trifle?!?!? So pretty! :D

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  33. Refreshing dessert...looks lovely..

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  34. Trifle is my favorite dessert and I love the way you have them in little individual cups. The photographs are just beautiful!

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  35. Trifle looks lovely and the pics are gorgeous too. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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  36. Trifle looks really yummy.Looks amazing.

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  37. Loved , simply loved this post...pics r soooo good, never hesitate to add more pics ;-)
    This dessert is one of my favs....and urs looks spectacular!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  38. These look delish. I love how they are individual. I will have to try these soon.

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  39. Yummy. I'll bet it'd be really special if you did it with homemade pudding. Sooooo much better than package.

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